SOLD Trees and Meadows of Berkshire, 1871

by George Henry Smillie (1840–1921)
Oil on canvas
14 1/16 x 26 1/16 inches
Signed and dated lower left: Geo. H. Smillie ’71–; on verso: Trees and Meadows of Berkshire — / by Geo. H. Smillie–1871–




Private collection

Private collection

Spanierman Gallery, New York

Artist Biography

Born into an artistic family, George Smillie became a well-known landscape painter at the end of the nineteenth century. Raised in New York City, George first trained as an engraver under his father, James H. Smillie. He went on to study painting with James McDougal Hart, a leading member of the Hudson River School (and part of his own artistic dynasty). Smillie began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design at the age of twenty-two and became known for his polished, realistic landscapes. He made frequent painting trips to the Adirondack Mountains and the White Mountains; rode through the West

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