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Xanthus Russell Smith  American  1839 -1929
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Xanthus Russell Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 26, 1839, the son of Russell Smith and Mary Priscilla Wilson Smith, both of whom were painters. As a lad he received his schooling at home and enjoyed the added enriching experiences of accompanying his fat... (More)

Marine, landscape, portrait, and historical painter. Xanthus, son of Russell and Mary Prisicila (Wilson) Smith, was born at Philadelphia on February 26, 1839. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1856 to 1858, during which period he also began exhibiting landscapes at the Pe... (More)

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