Armista Roselle Morgan Smith was born in Rochelle, IL in 1850. Armista was the wife of artist Clarence L. Smith. She and her husband lived in San Francisco circa 1870-80 and then moved to Portland, OR where she remained until her demise on Oct. 21, 1929. Her rare works include miniatures on ivory and oils on canvas.
Member: Portland Women's Club; Oregon AA.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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