Joseph Lindon Smith, the well-known artist, will deliver an illustrated lecture on "Ankor-Wat in Cambodia and Hindoo People in Southern India" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8.15 o'clock. This lecture will be open only to members of the Union.
Mr. Smith studied at the school of drawing and painting connected with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and later worked at the Academie Julien in Paris for several years. He taught at the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for three years, and, in 1903 and 1904, was instructor in freehand drawing at the University.
Mr. Smith is particularly famous for his mural decorations in the Boston Public Library, and for those on the exterior of Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia. While working in Italy, Egypt and Turkey, he made a copy of the so-called "Alexander Sarcophagus" in the Imperial Museum, Constantinople, for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and received the decoration of the third order, Medijieh, from the Sultan of Turkey. Mr. Smith took an active part in the recent excavations in Egypt and has lately been working in Japan. Recently he has devoted much of his time to lecturing throughout the country, and to those who are fond of travel, his lecture should prove particularly interesting.