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Florence Smithburn Embellished Watercolor Paintings, Mid-20th Century

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Florence Bartley Smithburn (American, 1904-1989)
Untitled, mid-20th century
Four watercolor paintings with graphite embellishments on paper

Smithburn studied art at the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to Uganda for ten years where she portrayed the African tribal way of life with her artwork. Her experiences living in Africa and the United States ultimately shaped her artistic oeuvre, as her art continued to address socio-economic and political issues relevant to the times. Her work has been exhibited widely in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Atlanta, New York, and Indianapolis and has been included in the collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


- wear to edges of papers; torn perforated edges of papers due to removal from previous binding; toning to papers; creasing to corners of papers; surface wear present to images; foxing to papers.


12.0" W x 9.0" H x 0.1" D

- roughly measures each piece.

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