Florence Smithburn

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Florence Smithburn


Flower Still Life, 1931

OIl on Canvas

20 x 24 inches, unframed

Signed Lower Left

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Florence Smithburn was born in New Augusta, In in 1904. She is primarily known for her watercolors of figure studies and landscapes. She studied art at the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. Her art had been exhibited throughout Indiana as early as 1925 and within several years her watercolors and drawings were regularly included in major exhibitions in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlanta. Although she lived her entire life primarily in Indiana, she frequently traveled and practiced her art in other locations, most notably the American South-East, California, and the Caribbean. She also lived in Uganda for a time where she developed an understanding of the Arican tribal way of life. Florence Smithburn died in 1988.

W. Forsyth; J. Herron Art School; R. Lahey; H. Sternberg; G.P. Ennis

Hoosier Salon; Indiana AA; NAWPS; ASL

Indiana State Fair, 1929 (prize), 1930-34 (prize); Hoosier Salon, Chicago, 1929 (prize); Indiana Artists’ Exhib., 1931; Salons of Am., 1934

WW40; Who Was Who in American Art 400 Years of Artist in America V. III 3095; www.artoftheprint.com