Smillie, James

Smillie, James

(1807–85) engraver; born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He emigrated with his family to Quebec, Canada (1821), studied engraving in London (1827), and settled in New York City (1829). He is known for his steel engravings of paintings, such as The Voyage of Life series by Thomas Cole (1839–40).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.