Smith, Anita Miller

(1893-1968)
Woodstock, N.Y.

Anita Miller Smith was a landscape artist who lived in a variety of places, studied with a variety of teachers, and wound up creating her own niche within the realm of Impressionism.  Smith was born into a prominent Philadelphia family who frequently traveled in Europe.  She began her studies in Philadelphia, with Benedict Osnis, then she trained at the Academie Julian in Paris.  Smith also traveled to Venice, Cairo and Rome, honing her skills.  In 1912, she trained with William Merritt Chase; in 1913, John Carlson and Frank DuMond were her teachers at the Art Students League, in New York.  The traveling that Smith did was nourishing her art.  She painted in Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and even in New Hope.  Her work in Woodstock, New York, placed her among such notable artists as John F. Carlson, Marion Bullard, and Frank Chase.

Exhibitions: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual, 1919, 1920, 1923 Art Institute of Chicago, 1917, 1920 National Academy of Design The Carnegie Institute