Born in Steubenville, OH on Feb. 10, 1892. Smith worked briefly in the steel mills before getting a job as an advertising artist in Columbus. A self-taught artist, he was a cartoonist for the Des Moines News (1919-21) and New York American (1927-29). He then was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Examiner while living across the Golden Gate in San Anselmo. He died there on March 1, 1956. Exh: Bohemian Club, 1935, 1939; Marin County AA, 1930s. In: Huntington Library (San Marino, CA); Bohemian Club.
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