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Helena Wood Smith

 (1865 - 1914)
Helena Wood Smith was active/lived in California, New York.  Helena Smith is known for painting.

Biography  
Helena Wood Smith


Born in Bangor, ME on March 9, 1865. Smith was a resident of Brooklyn, NY and a pupil at the Pratt Institute in 1904. By 1910 she had moved to California and settled on the Monterey Peninsula where she taught at the Carmel Arts & Crafts Club. She was a pupil there in the summer class of Wm M. Chase. On Aug. 12, 1914 she was murdered by her lover, Japanese photographer George Kodani. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1910-13; SF Inst. of Art, 1910; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1912; Calif. Society of Etchers, 1913; SF Women Artists, 1914.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Ferdinand Perret Files; American Art Annual 1904; Yesterday's Artists on the Monterey Peninsula; SF Examiner and Napa Daily Journal, 8-25-1914 (obits).

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About  Helena Wood Smith

Born:  1865
Died:   1914
Known for:  painting