|Charles L. A. Smith |
Born in Auburn, Michigan on January 11, 1871, Charles L. A. Smith was a self taught painter and spent his early career in Chicago. He visited California sometime before 1908 but did not settle in Los Angeles until the 1920s. He was an art director of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles at the time of his death on November 26, 1937. Primarily a landscape painter, Smith also painted portraits.
Member: California Watercolor Society; Boston Art Club; California Art Club.
Exhibited: Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915; California Liberty Fair, 1918; Ebell Club, Los Angeles, 1921; California State Fair, 1930.
Works Held: Laguna Beach Museum; University of Maine Art Gallery; Lawrence Art Museum, Massachusetts; Gardena High School.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print