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Jules André Smith
Jules Smith
American, 1880 - 1959
Biography: Jules Andre Smith was born in Hong Kong in 1880. His father died when he was young, and his mother moved with the family to Germany, then to Boston, Massachusetts and New York, finally settling in the Pine Orchard section of Branford, Connecticut. Smith studied architecture at Cornell and designed several buildings, including his own house in Stony Creek. During World War I, he commanded a group of artists who made drawings at the front. He is best known for his etchings, many of them scenes in Florida, where he spent the winter, returning every summer to Branford. He died in 1959 and is buried in Branford Center Cemetery.