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Japonisme in Charleston: Alice Smith and Her Circle

April 30, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Gallery 9

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Early 20th century Charleston artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was one of many American artists to react to the western dissemination of Japanese prints. In a companion exhibition to Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection the wave of enthusiasm for the Japanese aesthetic in Charleston will be explored through the works of Smith and other artists who embraced the tenets and techniques of Japanese art.

<i>Moonlight on the Cooper River</i>, ca. 1919, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Woodblock print on paper; Gift of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith; 1955.006.0010

Moonlight on the Cooper River, ca. 1919, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Woodblock print on paper; Gift of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith; 1955.006.0010

<i>Moon-Flower and Hawk Moth, Charleston</i>, ca. 1918, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Woodblock print on paper; Gift of Mrs. W. E. Simms; 1962.002.0057

Moon-Flower and Hawk Moth, Charleston, ca. 1918, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Woodblock print on paper; Gift of Mrs. W. E. Simms; 1962.002.0057

<i>Carolina Paroquet</i>, 1935, By Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879—1956); Wood-block print on paper; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1937.003.0005

Carolina Paroquet, 1935, By Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879—1956); Wood-block print on paper; Gift of Anna Heyward Taylor; 1937.003.0005

<i>A Salt Creek</i> from the series <i>A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties</i>, ca. 1935, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Watercolor on paper; Gift of the artist; 1937.009.0029

A Salt Creek from the series A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties, ca. 1935, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876—1958); Watercolor on paper; Gift of the artist; 1937.009.0029

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