Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
(1876 - 1958)
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was active/lived in South Carolina. Alice Smith is known for genre, landscape and portrait painting.
Biography Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
One of the leading artists of the Charleston, South Carolina
Renaissance, 1915 to 1940, Alice Smith was known for her landscape and
genre paintings. She was a descendent of several distinguished
families. She was largely self taught and had neither enough
money nor inclination to go to school. She learned by observing
prints of the Japanese ukiyo-e-school, and did numerous woodblock
prints using the same principles including the reflection of reverence
for nature in her subject matter.
New York artist Lovell Birge
Harrison was her only real mentor, and their friendship began in 1908,
when he and his wife first stayed in Charleston. They lodged at an
inn where there was no studio space, and the frien
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