Clarice Smith was born, educated and resides in the Washington, DC area. She attended the University of Maryland and received a BA and MFA from the 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 this university to mark her distinguished career in the arts.
She has been painting professionally for over 40 years and has had numerous solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries in the United States and abroad, including London, Paris, Zurich, Maastricht, and Jerusalem. She was previously represented by the Kennedy Galleries and is now represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery, New York.
Clarice is best known as a traditional painter, trained through life drawing and works in oil. Her oeuvre includes portraits, florals, landscapes, still lifes and scenes of horses and sport. Recent museum exhibitions include solo shows at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC (2009) ; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2011) and forthcoming (November 2013) at the New-York Historical Society, NY.