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Artist of the moment…..Alice Ravenel Smith


Alice Ravenel Smith was born in 1876 in Charleston,  South Carolina. Her family was well respected in the region, but Smith did not attend any formal art school. Alice Smith learned by recreating and learning from the Japanese woodblock master printmaker. Smith was self-taught.

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Though an outstanding printmaker and author, Alice Ravenel Smith decided in the middle of the 1920s to devote most of her artistic energies towards the medium of watercolor. Its with these works most historians and collectors seek. Wonderful images that capture the atmospheric mood and feel of the Carolina Low life.

My current favorite painter of the south is famed watercolorist Mary Whyte.

Alice Ravenel Smith passed away in 1958.

In this clip we see some images of Alice Ravenel Smith. Later in the clip we view many woodcuts and drawings. Smith was a great draftsman who enjoyed working with architecture. Some of her many paintings are shown at 4:11 into the clip. What a wonderful use of color and flow due to her use of the medium of watercolor in her work: