- Woman In Art 20th Century
- Alice Skidmore Culbreth (Amer 1923-2020): "Hydrangeas” Painting Gold Frame
Alice Skidmore Culbreth (Amer 1923-2020): "Hydrangeas” Painting Gold Frame
Measurements: 12 x 12 framed; 10 x 10 image. Gold Framed
Condition: Very good condition.
Signed: Lower right
Alice Skidmore ("Skiddy") Culbreth (August 10, 1923 -August 23, 2020)
Alice Skidmore ("Skiddy") Culbreth was born to Ruth and William Skidmore in Flatbush, NY. She grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey where she graduated high school. College years were spent at Parsons School of Design and Virginia Commonwealth University, leaving with a degree in fashion design. In 1943 she enlisted in the Navy Waves where she was an instructor in celestial navigation for hundreds of pilots during WWII. She was passionate about women's rights and human and civil rights. In 1962 Alice became one of the first white members of NAACP in Connecticut and championed equal housing in Wilton, CT.
Ms Culbreth was a commercial and freelance artist who lived her entire life contributing to the art community. She was known for her portrait, still life and landscape paintings. Her works were shown in exhibitions across the country. She had an awareness of light and composition that was rare and special. Skiddy was a member of the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT as well as the Garden State Watercolor Society.