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Smith, Jessie Wilcox

Born in Philadelphia on September 7, 1863, Jessie Wilcox Smith was a prolific illustrator whose work is still familiar and cherished more than 100 years later. She was seventeen and training to be a kindergarten teacher before she discovered that she could draw. Smith then became a student of Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy […]


Haywood, Carolyn

Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1898. She graduated from the Philadelphia Normal School for Girls and taught for one year before attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with Elizabeth Shippen Green, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and served as studio assistant for Violet Oakley, renowned muralist. Haywood herself painted […]