Born in Massachusetts on June 12, 1870. Smith was a small boy when his family migrated to Denver and, shortly thereafter, to Pasadena. After studying at the Los Angeles School of Art & Design (he taught there in 1910), he went east in 1895 and found employment as an illustrator with the New York Herald. After two years, the lure of the outdoors called him back to California and between 1905-06 he was a working partner in the stage coach line between Mojave and Olancha (CA). After the turn of the century, his career as an illustrator zoomed and between 1907-12 he produced 22 covers for West Coast Magazine as well as many book illustrations. Beginning in 1915 winters were spent in his studio in Los Angeles and the rest of the year in norNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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