Hughie Lee-SmithThe Stranger
26 1/4 x 36 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
When Hughie Lee-Smith saw this painting thirty years after painting it, he re-named it The Stranger because he was struck by the figure's separation from the town. In my case, aloneness has stemmed from the fact that I'm black. Unconsciously it has a lot to do with a sense of alienation.