Artist: Maurine H. Smith (1922-2009)
Biography: Born in Tenaha Texas. During WWII met and married a man from Bear Lake Valley. Maurine and her husband came to Cache Valley about 1948 to attend USU. Maurine started painting in about 1965 inspired by the beauty of the mountains and skies of her adopted home. Studied with several local artists. She eventually returned to her hometown and died there in 2009 at the age of 87.
Notes: Gift (2012) from the Smith Family and Melanie Liechty, daughter of Maurine Smith and library employee
Description: Oil, 13x19, 1969-70