Born in Palermo, Sicily in 1868. Smeraldi immigrated to the U.S. in 1889. He settled in Pasadena, CA in 1921. He remained there until shortly before his death at his daughter's home in NYC on May 14, 1947.
In: White House (Washington, DC); Grand Central Station (NYC); Jonathan Club (LA); Civic Auditorium (Pasadena); Biltmore Hotel (LA); Breakers (Palm Beach); Chateau Frontenac (Quebec).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
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