Souvenirs of the Riviera is a compendium of Clarice Smith’s paintings of the South of France, with text by her son, David Bruce Smith.
Suddenly a widow, an artist returns to the South of France, to see if she can still paint, and reclaim the joy of her former life.
Constance J. Milstein and the French-American Cultural Foundation are honored to reinforce the vibrant history of expatriate artists who were inspired by its beauty.
About the Authors
David Bruce Smith and Clarice Smith have been collaborating for more than 30 years.
David Bruce Smith is the founder of the Grateful American Foundation and co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize. He has also authored 13 books.
Clarice Smith is an internationally renowned artist who has exhibited her paintings all over the world.
“Souvenirs of the Riviera is an elegant and beautiful book. It is also poetic and meaningful as the last collaboration between Clarice and David. Clarice’s oil paintings are dramatic and powerful and her watercolors, by contrast, subtle and graceful. They all evoke the elegance of the Rivieria. Clarice will be truly missed.”
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Susan Fisher Sterling
The Alice West Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts
“The paintings of Clarice Smith are a beautiful testimony to her extraordinary eye, talent, and vision. To travel through France with her is an enlightening and enjoyable and extremely rewarding experience. To have the words of her son, David Bruce Smith, accompanying these beautiful images, which have such a range of techniques and talent is truly an inspiration and a great example of that commitment to art and storytelling that David and Clarice Smith are so well known for. Clarice’s eye is one that the world misses, but we are delighted to have this piece of her talent to share forever.”
Douglas Bradburn, Ph. D.
President & CEO, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Dr. Marcia Balisciano
Director, Benjamin Franklin House
William Woodward, Painter
Katherine Neville, Author
“The paintings of Clarice Smith provide an intimate and inspiring art journal that captures timeless scenes along the Riviera and reflections of a life, a love, and a place infused with the light of the Mediterranean Sea.”
Former Director and Curator, The Diplomatic Reception Rooms
U.S. Department of State