Sarah Jane Smith Bessey (1829-1910)

 

Sarah Jane Smith Bessey (1829-1910)
American Historic Realist drawing and painting arts educator ;
Sara J. Smith ; Sarah J. Smith ; S. J. Smith ; S.J. Smith ; S. Jane Smith ; Miss Sarah J. Smith ;
[Born January 27, 1829 in New Canaan, CT – died November 3, 1910 in Fairfield, CT]

 

FAD record control number: 47398 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Sarah Jane Smith Bessey (1829-1910) biography:

Birth: January 27, 1829 in New Canaan, CT ;
Death: November 3, 1910 in Fairfield, CT ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Aquarius ;

Known for: Teaching drawing ; teaching oil painting ;
Medium: Pencil & paper ; crayon ; oil ;
Technique: Drawing ; painting ;
Subjects: Figurative ;

Areas: New Canaan, CT ; Greenfield, MA (1870) ; Hartford, CT ; Fairfield, CT ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: New Canaan, CT ; Greenfield, MA (1870) ; Hartford, CT ; Fairfield, CT ;
Father: Jesse Smith (1801-1884) ;
Mother: Amanda Raymond (1804-1885) ;
Relatives: Charles Henry Smith (1827-1890), brother ; Esther Louise Smith (1848-1896), sister, taught drawing ; Oscar Smith (1831-1864), brother ; Edgar Smith (1833-1889), brother ; Squire Samuel Smith (1835-1877), brother ; Jesse LeGrand Smith (1838-1897), brother ; Ann Ophelia Smith (1840-1851), sister ; George Warren Smith (1842-1914), brother ; Caroline Amanda Smith (1845-1945), sister ; Annie August Smith (1851-1927), sister ;
Spouse: William H Bessey (1818-1859), husband ;
Children: Sarah L Smith Bessey (1855-1888), daughter ;

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Taught: Springfield, MA, public schools, instruction in drawing (1870s) ; taught large evening classes to adults ;
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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.47398

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Record birth date:
March 12, 2019

Last updated: March 13, 2019 at 13:34 pm

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