HAILED BY CRITICS AS ITS "FIND OF THE YEAR" IN 1908, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones was the art world’s "golden girl." She knew the spectacular was within her reach. And then she disappeared.
Featured for the first time in 71 years in a national art magazine, "An Overlooked Phenomenon", written by Barbara Lehman Smith, highlights the life and career of painter Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones.
Held in New York City, announced its first annual Plutarch Award for Best Biography of 2012 (Robert Caro), selected by members after a nominating process by a committee that included Barbara Lehman Smith. The three-day event also featured a keynote by Ron Chernow, research tours at the Grolier Club, New York Public Library, and Columbia University, and a fantastic series of panels.
The story of Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones shared a stage with the biographies of Lyndon Johnson, Jim Thorpe, Cleopatra, and Oprah Winfrey at May 2011's Biographers International Organization Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Inspiring weekend. Kitty Kelley (center in photo) called the quest to spread ESJ's story the kind of "passion" she loves. Barbara Lehman Smith is on the right.
Local and national authors show support and appreciation for readers at the annual New Jersey Book Festival, BookNJ, held in June. The Biography panelists (left to right) Marjorie Jones, Sheila Isenberg, and Barbara Lehman Smith during the panel on "Writing about the Lives of Others."
Barbara Lehman Smith is a guest on the WYPR Maryland Morning program discussing her book Elizabeth Sparhawk Jones: The Artist Who Lived Twice with the wonderful Tom Hall.
Visiting her hometown of Canton, Massachusetts, Barbara Lehman Smith signs some books after being part of the Canton Public Library's successful lecture series.
Getting a hug from the popular local symbol "Miss Baltimore Hon" 2009, the beehived and cat-eyed Charlene Osborne, and fellow author at the well-attended event.
During the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts popular lunch speaker series, Barbara Lehman Smith discusses PAFA star Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones in a topic called "Painting on the Pulse."