The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC has organized an original exhibition that will be on display from January 20 – April 20, 2012. The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston is a career retrospective of the 20th century American artist Alfred Hutty, considered one of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance. SC Humanities supported this exhibit through a Mini Grant in 2009 and a Major Grant in 2009.
Alfred Hutty was a master painter and printmaker who first visited Charleston in 1920 and declared it to be “heaven.” He subsequently divided his time between Charleston and Woodstock, NY, and, while in South Carolina, he taught art classes at the Carolina Art Association and made numerous prints of Charleston’s colonial and antebellum architecture, among other subjects, which brought national attention to both the artist and the city
The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston includes sixty works in oil, watercolor, and pastel, as well as etchings, drypoints, and lithographs. Two curator-led tours will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2012 and Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. and are free with the price of admission. For more information about the exhibit and other programs associated with it, please visit the Gibbes Museum of Art website: http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/.
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Meeting Street, ca. 1925
By Alfred Hutty (American, 1877 – 1954)
Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/ Carolina Art Association, Charleston, S.C.