Tumultuous Surf

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Title

Tumultuous Surf

Description

Tumultuous Surf is one of Alice Smith’s most exemplary watercolors. In it, we can clearly see evidence of the inspiration that Smith took from the subjects and compositions of traditional Asian art. Smith received no formal academic training as an artist, however she did receive occasional instruction from Birge Harrison, who emphasized the importance of direct observation from nature. Smith was a maverick amongst fellow Charleston Renaissance artists, painting with a style that was uniquely her own. This painting was selected by state committee to represent South Carolina art at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

Creator

Smith, Alice Ravenel Huger

Source

2014.1.95

Date

ca 1939

Contributor

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1876-1958

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Original Format

watercolor on paper

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