Smith, Thomas, Captain

Smith, Thomas, Captain, American painter, active in New England from 1675 to 1690. Smith introduced baroque painting techniques into American art. He made use of chiaroscuro technique to render solid forms and reveal his psychological insight. His best-known work is his Self-Portrait (c.1690; Worcester Art Mus., Mass.).

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