Harriett Rex Smith, 96, artist and painter, died July 20, 2017 in her Greensprings studio.

An Indiana native, Harriett moved to Ashland in 1977 to be closer to the landscapes that inspired her. Her work reveals her deep love of creation and can be seen on her website: www.harriettrexsmith.com.    

Before her death, Harriett arranged to donate her major works to the Schneider Museum on the SOU campus to fund scholarships.     

She is survived by six of her seven children.