Ernest Browning Smith - Old Baldy - Oil on Canvas 1912 P2874
A spectacular work. Measures 30" x 36" and the frame is 40 1/2" x 46 1/2".
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Landscape painter. Born in Brimfield, MA on Nov. 30, 1866. Ernest Browning Smith was educated at the Hitchcock Academy and then worked in law and business for several years before settling in Los Angeles in 1894. He was also an accomplished musician and played French horn in the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. Without the benefit of art training, he began painting in 1903 in watercolor, but soon switched to oil. In 1911 he left for Europe and studied in various art centers until after WWI. Returning to Los Angeles, he made many painting excursions into the Sierra and the deserts of southern California. A bachelor, Smith died in Los Angeles on April 26, 1951. Member: Calif. Art Club; Laguna Beach AA. Exh: Blanchard Bldg (LA), 1909; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1909-12; Calif. Art Club, 1914-29; San Francisco Art Association, 1916; Calif. State Fair, 1925 (prize), 1930; LA Co. Fair (Pomona), 1925; LACMA, 1932 (solo). In: LACMA. SCA AAA 1917-33; WWAA 1936-53; G&S.