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Praise for Alice
“Such a beautiful and important documentation of Alice Smith’s artistic contributions and legacy.”—Winslow Hastie, president & CEO, Historic Charleston Foundation
“Dwight McInvaill presents new and illuminating information that provides greater clarity into Alice Smith’s relationships, techniques, and subject matter during her long and illustrious career. His many revelations and observations explain why Smith’s work is so appealing and why it endures. While we must always consider the lens through which each of us approaches her work, Smith’s professional discipline, artistic skill, and undeniable love for the Gibbes Museum of Art secure her place as one of the most revered American artists from the South.”
—Angela D. Mack, executive director, Gibbes Museum of Art
“Renowned Charleston artist Alice Smith was a naturalist, photographer, teacher, author, and visual master who dedicated years to studying and depicting the Lowcountry, including laborers of West African descent and their contributions to the history of rice cultivation. This book brings Smith’s creative journey to life and shows why she remains one of South Carolina’s most beloved artists.”
—Jonathan Green, internationally acclaimed artist and Charleston’s Ambassador of the Arts; considered one of the most important contemporary painters of the Southern experience
“Writing a book is a labor of love. This volume is a testament to that tried and true statement. A true scholar, Dwight McInvaill, the son of Alice Smith’s close friend Harry McInvaill, has had access to family recollections as well as a trove of correspondence, photographs, and sketches that were unavailable earlier. He has benefited greatly from his collaboration with Smith family members Anne Gaud Tinker and Caroline Palmer who have carefully overseen myriad details and added skillful polish to his manuscript. The book is a must-have for anyone interested in the art of the South.”
—Martha R. Severens, curator, Gibbes Museum of Art, 1976–1987, and Greenville County Museum of Art, 1992–2010; author of “Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: An Artist, a Place, and a Time” and “The Charleston Renaissance“
“Reading ALICE is to inhabit the person and pictures of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith in ‘a marvelous unity of loveliness’ — like a visit with the artist in her studio. This richly illustrated volume probes myriad influences and aspects of Alice’s life and art, presenting many works and writings to the public for the first time. Alice Smith embodied the cultural and physical landscape of Charleston and the Lowcountry, and rendered them in wholly original and exquisite ways. Dwight McInvaill’s book reveals her legacy in all its complexity and beauty.”—Virginia C. Beach, author of “Rice & Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry“
“The foremost artist of the Charleston Renaissance, Alice Smith’s work traveled far and well then as it does today. Her watercolors are widely marveled over and collected, assuring her place in the top tier of American watercolorists. ALICE will underscore her place with Hassam, Burchfield and Sargent, bravo!”—Robert M. Hicklin, Jr., owner, The Charleston Renaissance Gallery