L. Laurette Smith was born in Somerset, MI on Dec. 25, 1883. Smith was educated at Oberlin College, Toledo School of Art, UC, and UCLA. She taught in the public schools of Oregon and Idaho for four years and from 1915 at the Fillmore (CA) Union High School. She was a resident of Whittier, CA through 1934. She died in February 1972.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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