Emma Gillis Smith was born in Iowa in 1848. By 1876 Smith had had established an art studio in San Francisco where she worked in India ink, crayon, and watercolor. She died there on Dec. 23, 1911.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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