Jessie Wilcox Prints Collection

Jessie Willcox Smith was born in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She was the youngest girl born to Charles Henry Smith, an investment broker, and Katherine DeWitt Willcox Smith. Jessie attended private elementary schools. At the age of sixteen she was sent to Cincinnati, Ohio to live with her cousins and finish her education. She trained to be a teacher and taught kindergarten in 1883. However, Smith found that the physical demands of working with children were too strenuous for her.

Due to back problems, she had difficulty bending down to their level. Persuaded to attend one of her friend's or cousin's art classes, Smith realized she had a talent for drawing

Jessie Wilcox Prints Collection
Jessie Wilcox Prints Collection

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