The following information was submitted by the artist's niece, Joanne Deitch:
A prolific painter in a variety of media and styles, her most productive period spans from the 1940s to 1980s. She signed her paintings F. Smith.
She was born in East Boston, Massachusetts on November 7, 1909 as the oldest of 5 children.
Florence Smith was a graduate of East Boston High School and a 1938
Honors graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Born with a
cleft palate and a victim of Scarlet Fever, she spent much time in
Boston area hospitals during her youth. Her favorite pasttime was
visiting the many art museums in Boston with her mother.
She lived in East Boston until married to Philip Silverma
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