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|image=John Rubens Smith self-portrait ca. 1817.jpg
|caption=Self-portrait, c. 1817
|birthdate=January 23, 1775
|location=[[London]]
|deathdate=August 21, 1849
|deathplace=[[New York City]]
|influenced=[[Emanuel Leutze]]<br>[[Peter F. Rothermel]]
}}
'''John Rubens Smith''' (January 23, 1775 [[London]] - August 21, 1849 [[New York City]]) was a London-born [[painter]], [[printmaker]] and art instructor who worked in the [[United States]].
 
==Biography==
Smith was born in [[England]] where he first studied art with his father, [[John Raphael Smith]], a [[mezzotint]] engraver. He later studied art at the [[Royal Academy]].
 
Smith emigrated to [[New York City]] from [[London]] about 1807. He depicted the United States in the decades before photography, and influenced a generation of American artists through his drawing academies and drawing manuals.
 
==Works==
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=UH0BAAAAYAAJ The juvenile drawing-book] (1844)
 
==Reference==
* [http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm007.html John Rubens Smith biography] at the Library of Congress website (visited June 21, 2010)
* [http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/93/9310/smith.html John Rubens Smith Created Pictorial Record of Early America] at the Library of Congress website (visited June 21, 2010)
* [http://www.printsandprintmaking.gov.au/catalogues/artist/6544/john-rubens-smith.aspx Vital data] at printsandprintmaking.gov.au (visited June 21, 2010)
 
==External links==
*[http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/searchimages/images/item_7005.htm John Rubens Smith, New York, N.Y. letter to Asher Brown Durand, 1826 May 25] (visited June 21, 2010)
 
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