Greeting Card - Edith A. Smith, A Canadian Greeting

  • 5x7 inches
  • Blank inside
  • White Envelope included


Edith A. Smith
A Canadian Greeting, 1929
Hand coloured lithograph on card, 10.5 x 12.7 cm
Gift of Alison Trapnell, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1994,

Edith A. Smith (1866 - 1954)
Edith Agnes Smith was born in Halifax on October 2, 1866. Her formal studies began at the Victoria School of Art and Design (now NSCAD University), followed by post-graduate work in Boston in 1892. Returning to Halifax, Smith joined the fledgling Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts (now the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia) as President. Smith helped shape the early collection of the museum with works by Frances Jones Bannerman, Lewis Smith, Stanley Royle, Marion Bond, Arthur Lismer, and others. Smith’s early work centered on the depiction of wildflowers, reflecting the local influence of Maria Morris Miller with later influences including neo-Impressionists Pissarro and associated with Arthur Lismer and J. E.H. MacDonald. Smith began exhibiting her work in the 1890s and in 1922, she joined her brother Lewis and Robert Strath in an exhibition which led to the founding of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists in 1923.

Permanent Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia collects, preserves, and exhibits visual arts for the benefit of residents and visitors to Nova Scotia. Over 17,000 works are currently in the Permanent and Study Collections. New works are added by donation, bequest, and purchase.