Lenora Leora McNess Smith
(1901 - 1980)
Lenora (Leora) McNess Smith was active/lived in Texas, Florida. Lenora Leora Smith is known for painting, art educator.
Biography Lenora (Leora) McNess Smith
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Lenora Mc Ness Smith had a career as a
painter and art educator in Texas, living in Kingsville until 1951, and
then Cleveland, where she died in 1980. She earned a BA degree in
Denton at the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Women's University,
and from 1925 to 1935, chaired the Art Department in Kingsville at the
College of Arts and Industries, which became Texas A & M.
Amonger her teachers were Frederic Taubes and Jacob Getlar Smith, with
whom she studied in summer sessions at Corpus Christi.
Smith was a charter member in 1934 of the Texas Art League, and held
memberships and exhibited with the Southern States Art League, the
Society of Independent Artists, the Texas Wa
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