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|image=John Rubens Smith self-portrait ca. 1817.jpg
|caption=Self-portrait, c. 1817
|influenced=[[Emanuel Leutze]]<br>[[Peter F. Rothermel]]
'''John Rubens Smith''' (1775-1849) was a [[painter]], [[printmaker]] and art instructor who worked in the [[United States]].
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.
* [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)