Ruth Marie McNeil Smith was born in San Francisco, CA on June 29, 1903. Ruth McNeil studied at the CSFA under William Gaw. In 1930 she wed artist William H. Smith and continued to live in San Francisco until her demise on April 21, 1994. Her oils include figure studies, portraits, and still lifes.
Member: SWA; Society for Sanity in Art.
Exh: St Mary's College (Moraga), 1960.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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