William Horace Smith was born in Everett, WA on March 7, 1892. Smith worked in Seattle during World War One as a cartoonist. He studied at the California School of Fine Arts, University of San Francisco, and privately with Davis F. Schwartz.
With his wife Ruth, he was active in the San Francisco Bay area from the 1920s until his demise on Sept. 20, 1962. Working in oil and watercolor, he painted scenes of San Francisco and landscapes. As a photographer his sitters included Albert Einstein.
Member: Society of Western Artists; American Artists Professional League.
Exhibits: Seattle Public Library, 1918 (cartoons); Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of Legion of
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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