Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist
By Dwight McInvaill, Caroline T. Palmer, and Anne Gaud Tinker
Winner of the 2022 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (1876-1958), a leader of the Charleston Renaissance, immortalized the beauty and history of the Carolina Lowcountry and helped propel the region into an important destination for cultural tourism. A lifelong Charleston resident, she helped spark the city's historic preservation movement, depicted the waning days of rice planting, and captured the mystical spirit of the Lowcountry in luminous watercolors. This beautifully-illustrated volume is a personal account of the artist's life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews. It includes over 200 paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time. The most comprehensive book ever made of Alice's work, it is both an important contribution to Southern art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art lovers. Published by Evening Post Books in collaboration with the Middleton Place Foundation.