“When roll is called for those considered to be the city’s greatest artists, the name Alice Ravenel Huger Smith will certainly be high on the list. While her name suggests connections to Lowcountry aristocracy (she also was a Middleton descendant), she was born into poverty on July 14, 1876. That may have kept her from obtaining a formal art education beyond Charleston, but it honed her focus, too.” Read more from Harlan Greene’s article about Alice in the July issue of Charleston Magazine.
Help honor her legacy this summer by visiting one of the current exhibitions of her work at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Middleton Place, the Edmondston-Alston House, and the Florence County Museum. To learn more, view our calendar.
And please consider purchasing our gorgeous book for yourself or as a gift (click here to buy a copy) – all proceeds benefit Middleton Place Foundation.