Join authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book about one of Charleston’s most acclaimed artists, Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist. To RSVP to this free event, fill out the form below.
Alice is the story of a pioneering artist whose beautiful watercolors captured the mystical spirit of the Lowcountry’s coast, marshes, and woodlands. A leader of the Charleston Renaissance of the 1920s-1930s, she helped spark Charleston’s historic preservation movement and propel the city into an important destination for tourism. Alice is a personal account of the artist’s life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews, told from the perspective of Dwight McInvaill, a close family friend, and her family—Anne Tinker (Alice’s great-niece) and Caroline Palmer (Alice’s great-great-niece). The beautifully illustrated hardcover volume includes over 200 paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time.
This talk will explore the influences that shaped Alice’s iconic style and reveal some of the personal relationships which inspired her throughout her life.
About the Authors:
Dwight McInvaill directs the Georgetown County Library. An award-winning librarian and researcher, he has given many lectures on Alice Smith, a mentor and friend to his parents. Caroline Palmer, Alice’s great-great-niece, is a communications, marketing, and human resources professional. Anne Gaud Tinker, Alice’s great-niece, is a retired international public health specialist.