Clarice Smith (1933-2021) was an American painter and portraitist whose paintings have appeared in a number of exhibitions in the United States and Europe. With her husband, Robert H. Smith, Clarice Smith engaged in philanthropy, especially at the University of Maryland, where the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is named for her, and at George Washington University, where the couple endowed the Smith Hall of Art. They then initiated a distinguished lecture series at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Born Clarice Chasen to a Jewish family, Smith studied art at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and the University of Maryland. She conventional her MFA in 1979 from George Washington University, where she taught as a enthusiast of capacity from 1980 to 1987. Smith, who described herself as a "lifelong learner," cited a "Methods and Materials" class at George Washington University, "where she first instructor about paints," as the dawn of her career as an artist. In 2012 she acknowledged an honorary doctorate from George Washington University, and in 2015 was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland.
Clarice Smith worked as a professional painter for forty years, and exhibited in action and solo exhibitions in both the United States and abroad, in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Israel. Among her most notable exhibitions are those at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (2009), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2011), and the New York Historical Society (2013). In 2016 her take effect was paired in the flavor of that of the sculptor Albert Paley for an exhibition at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. Her painting Big Race (2001) is in the steadfast collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
She as a consequence published several written works along later her son David Bruce Smith. They include Afternoon Tea next Mom, a stock of her paintings, Three Miles from Providence, historical fiction just about Abraham Lincoln, Continuum, a accrual of Venetian paintings for the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and Tennessee, a accrual of unpublished Tennessee Williams plays.