Rufus Way Smith (1840-1900). Painter.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1840. During the 1880s and 1890s Smith often spent winters in Los Angeles at the home of his daughter. He died there in 1900.
Exhibited: Blanchard Hall (Los Angeles), 1899.
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