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Clarice Smith’s Paintings on Display at University House

April 1, 2024

University House, the official campus residence for the University of Maryland president and their family, is displaying 12 paintings by renowned artist Clarice Smith. The works on canvas include some of the artist’s favorite subjects and locations including Venice, the South of France, and New York City. Also included are equestrian paintings, florals, and abstracts. There is a self-portrait, plus a portrait of her husband, Robert H. Smith. The artwork will be on view through December 31, 2025.

Clarice Smith was born and educated in Washington, DC. She attended the University of Maryland and received a BA and MFA from George Washington University, where she was also a member of the Art Department faculty from 1980-1987. In 2012, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by George Washington University to mark her distinguished career in the arts; three years later, she got a doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland.

The University of Maryland President Pines and Mrs. Pines, in partnership with David Bruce Smith, are proud to have several of her works displayed at University House, so that they may be enjoyed by visitors and serve as a reminder of Mrs. Smith’s remarkable contributions.

Venice by Clarice Smith on display at University House

Plates by Clarice Smith


Croissant by Clarice Smith


University House interior


Portrait of Robert H. Smith at His Desk with a Silver Tray and Self Portrait by Clarice Smith


(L-R) Steeplechase, Daffodils by a Stream, and Harmony in Orange and Grey by Clarice Smith


University House – Photo by Stephen Oetken

University House Interior Photos by John Consoli

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