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WILLIAM THOMAS SMEDLEY (1858– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 251 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM THOMAS SMEDLEY (1858– ), American artist, was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, of a Quaker family, on the 26th of March 1858. He worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in Philadelphia, in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and—after making a tour of the South Seas—in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens. He settled in New York City in 188o; in 1882 went with the Marquis of Lorne through Canada, preparing sketches for Picturesque Canada; and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his work was magazine and book illustration for stories of modern life, but he painted portraits and water colours, and received the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 189o, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 19oo.
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