Artist Biography

Frederick Carl SMITH
1868 - 1955

Frederick Carl Smith was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 7, 1868. He studied at the Cincinnati Art School, Ohio Mechanics' Institute, and Académie Julian in Paris under Bouguereau, Ferrier, and Constant. After returning from Europe, he worked for seventeen years in Washington, DC as a portraitist before moving to Pasadena in 1917. Smith was active with the art colony in Laguna Beach and was a founding member of the art association there in 1918. Primarily a portraitist, he also painted marines. He died in Pasadena on November 16, 1955. Member: California Art Club; Society of Washington Artists; Washington Watercolor Club; Paris American Art Ass'n; Pasadena Society of Artists; California Watercolor Society. Exhibited: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Paris Salon; American Art Society, 1902 (honorable mention); Southwest Museum (Los Angeles), 1921 (second prize); Pasadena Art Inst., 1931. Works held: Orange County (CA) Museum; Ohio State Capitol; Allegheny (PA) Observatory; Minneapolis Public Library; D.A.R. Continental Hall and Capitol (Washington, DC); Denver State Capitol.

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