Joseph Lindon Smith

View of Varenna, Lake Como

1889
oil on canvas
35 x 23 inches
signed lower right

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Joseph Lindon Smith was born in Pawtucket, RI. He went to Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studied Art at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

He traveled to Egypt, Japan, Manchuria, Korea, China, Cambodia, Java, India, Honduras, Yucatan and Iran studying and painting Archeological sites. He was the honorary curator of the Egyptian department of the Boston Museum, and he taught at the Museum as well as at Harvard.

In 1931 he was appointed President of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

He was a member of the Society of Mural Painters, the Copley Society of Boston.