Nebraska Authors

Marion W. Canfield Smith

Born 1873 near Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1970
Kearney, NE (USA)

Marion W. Canfield Smith was founder of the art department at Kearney Normal School (now the University of Nebraska at Kearney). She is noted for her Native American portraits and impressionistic landscapes of the Midwest.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Kearney, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work




Emporia State Teacher's College, Emporia, KS
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Art Institute of Chicago, IL



Places Worked

Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
Columbus, NE schools
Kearney Normal School/Teachers College, Kearney, NE


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