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May Mott-Smith
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MOTT-SMITH, May (1879-1952)

Birth place: Honolulu, HI

Death place: San Francisco, CA

Addresses: Los Angeles, CA, 1916-21; NYC, 1925

Profession: Painter, craftsperson, writer, lecturer, sculptor

Studied: Acad. Colarossi, Paris; Van der Weyden; Colin; Merson; Garridos; T. Spicer Simpson; Robert Aitken; Mark Hopkins Sch., San Fran.; in Boston.

Exhibited: St. Louis Expo, 1904; PAFA Ann., 1916, 1920-21, 1925; All. Artists Am.; AIC; Boston SAC; XXI Gal., London, 1923-37; Artistes Franšaises, Paris; Pan-Calif. Expo, San Diego, 1915 (medal); Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915 (medal); Paris Salon (medal); Soc. Indep. Artists

Member: Am. Numismatic Soc.; Women P&S Soc.; Lg. Am. Pen Women; Sculptors Gld. Calif.; Calif. AC; Soc. Indep. Artists

Work: Hispanic Mus., NYC; med., Sculptors Lg., Los Angeles.

Comments: Auth./illustr.: Africa from Port to Port." Contributor to arch. and travel magazines.
Her married names were Small, Cunningham and Bird.
Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (silver medal awarded for jewelry)

Sources: WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.


This biography is drawn from 'Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America' Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. (Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999)

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