Born in Arizona on Oct. 27, 1905. Smithson settled in Oakland in 1932. A graduate of the CCAC, he was active as an artist until his death in Oakland on Jan. 22, 1952. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1930s.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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