George Henry Smillie (1840 - 1921)
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George Henry Smillie was a painter in New York City who studied under his father, James Smillie, and was also influenced by the style of his brother, artist James David Smillie. Like his brother, Smillie painted in oils and water color. After being trained as an engraver under his father, Smillie enhanced his painting technique by studying under James McDougal Hart, a leading member of the Hudson River School. While his paintings were initially well known for looking polished and realistic, Smillie eventually evolved from a traditional Hudson River School style to a loosened, more vigorous impressionistic manner of painting. In 1882, he became a member of the National Academy of Design. Smillie is noted for his painting, Sunset Landscape.