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Title The Coming of Night at Kecklico
Artist Smith, Alice Ravenel Huger
Date ca. 1920s
Medium watercolor
Support paper
Dimensions 16 x 21 3/4 inches
Signature Alice R.H. Smith
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase
Accession Number 1924.013.0001
Collection Work on Paper
Description Throughout her career, Alice Smith drew inspiration from nature. A native Charlestonian, she spent her entire life painting, promoting, and writing about the South Carolina Lowcountry. She received early training through the Carolina Art Association (the governing body of the Gibbes Museum of Art) in the 1890s. Instead of formal training in New York or Europe, she learned from the informal instruction of artists visiting Charleston and from direct observation of nature. Drawing upon these diverse influences, Smith created her own style, in a variety of mediums that translated her love of nature and the Carolina Lowcountry.
Subjects Kecklico
Landscapes (Representations)
Trees
Sunrises & sunsets
Nature