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HomeContents > People > Photographers > John Buchanan Smith

Dates:  1805 - 1878
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for John Buchanan Smith
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Smith was a drawing master in Blackheath, in the Greenwich area of London. He contributed waxed-paper views to the exhibitions of the Photographic Society in London in 1856 and 1857 and became a member by 1859. In 1846 Smith married a widow, Charlotte Melhuish, thereby gaining a stepson in Arthur James Melhuish. They lived together for some time, and Melhuish went on to become an important photographer. None of Smith’s work is known to have survived. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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