Clarice Smith

born Washington, DC 1933
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • American

Clarice Smith studied at the University of Maryland and the George Washington University, where she also taught watercolor and portrait painting. She creates paintings based on everyday objects and scenes, from still lifes of flowers to dramatic snapshots of horses in motion, and wants each image to reflect a certain mood or "ambience" rather than tell a story. The artist and her husband, Robert H. Smith, support artistic ventures across the country, including the Performing Arts Center at Maryland and the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.