This retrospective exhibition will highlight the career of Efi Anderson Smith (1869–1955), known for its historical paintings and artifacts throughout her career, collected from private and public collections.
In the midst of the tumultuous mining camp at Pierce, there was a young woman who would become the first national impressionist landscape painter in Arizona. For over 55 years, Mrs. Smith built her home in Cochise County and painted its desert and mountain vistas. The paintings she created for the nearby Kochiz Fortress, the Chiricahua Mountains, Cave Creek and the Grand Canyon will eventually be exhibited at exhibitions from Phoenix to Philadelphia, and will be looked for by politicians and European nobility. In honor of the fact that she would have turned 150 years old, this exhibition was made possible thanks to the numerous credits of collectors throughout the country and the efforts of the Effie Anderson Smith archive.