Walter Granville-Smith

Walter Granville-Smith was an illustrator and painter who was born in South Granville, New York upon January 28, 1870. He is notable for producing the first colored illustration that appeared in the United States. Granville-Smith and his wife, Jessie, had a daughter Jesse and sons, Walter. and Edward. Granville-Smith died upon December 7, 1938 at his daughter's house in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.

Granville-Smith was a National Academician in 1915 in imitation of the National Academy of Design and served as president of the Salmagundi Club in New York from 1924 to 1926. His works are allocation of the remaining collections of the Smithsonian Institution (Grey Day), Butler Institute of American Art (The Willow), Toledo Museum of Art (South Haven Mill), the Currier Museum of Art (Truth}, the Salmagundi Club, the Lotos Club, the Fencers Club of New York and the Art Club of Philadelphia. Many of his works can be seen at the Athenaeum website.

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