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Walter Edgar’s Journal: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist

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Author Dwight McInvaill and internationally renowned South Carolina Artist Jonathan Green recently joined Walter Edgar in conversation about Alice Ravenel Huger Smith and her work.

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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.

In the book Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist, Dwight McInvail and his co-authors draw on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews to create a personal account of the artist’s life and work. The book is enriched by over 200 illustrations of paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar’s Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.

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