Item Description: Charles L. A. Smith (California 1871 - 1937) Watercolor painting on paper, California coastal view with cypress, Signed and dated (1929?) lower right, in wood frame, glazed. 11lbs
Born in Auburn, Ml on Jan. 11, 1871. Smith was a self-taught painter and spent his early career in Chicago. He visited California some time before 1908 but did not actually settle in Los Angeles until the 1920s. He was art director of the Jonathan Club there at the time of his death on Nov. 26, 1937. As well as landscapes, Smith also painted portraits. Exh: Chicago Society of Artists, 1900-08; AIC, 1908; PPIE, 1915; Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918; Calif. Art Club, 1919-26; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1920-26; Ebell Club (LA), 1921, 1925; Calif. WC Society, 1921-30; Ainslie Galleries (LA), 1926; Pig & Whistle (LA), 1929; Calif. State Fair, 1930; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934. In: Orange Co. (CA) Museum; University of Maine Art Gallery
Approx. Measurements: image area 25.75 x 19 inches; frame 31.5 x 25.5 inches
Condition: Painting in excellent apparent condition, not removed from frame. Frame has some display wear, chips.
Charles L. A. Smith California 1871 - 1937 Watercolor painting California Coast