Xanthus Russell Smith

American, 1839 - 1929
Marine, landscape, portrait, and historical painter. Xanthus, son of Russell and Mary Prisicila (Wilson) Smith, was born at Philadelphia on February 26, 1839. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1856 to 1858, during which period he also began exhibiting landscapes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He studied painting at the Academy in Philadelphia, and at the Royal Academy in London. During the Civil War he saw active service in the South and painted many naval and land battles. After the war he devoted himself chiefly to marines and landscapes until his later years when he turned to portraits. For many years he had a summer home at Casco Bay (Maine); his winters were spent at Edgehill, near Philadelphia. He died at Edgehill on December 2, 1929. Literature: Washington Art Association, Cat., 1859 Antiques, Nov. 1951, v 39 American Collector, Oct. 1945, v 11 Listed: Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860, p. 591 Index of Artists, Mallett, p. 411 Three Hundred Years of American Art, Zellman, p. 303 Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, p. 580 Public Collection: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Mariner's Museum Boston Museum of Fine Arts Delaware Historical Society Colby College, PA Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1876-1887Biography courtesy of Roughton Galleries, www.antiquesandfineart.com/roughton
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