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'''John Rubens Smith''' (1775-1849) was a [[painter]], [[printmaker]] and art instructor who worked in the [[United States]]
. Smith depicted the United States in the decades before photography, and influenced a generation of American artists through his drawing academies and drawing manuals.
* [http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm007.html John Rubens Smith biography] at the Library of Congress website (visited June 21, 2010)