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January 20 - April 22, 2012

The Art of Alfred Hutty

Woodstock to Charleston


This exhibition will revisit the life and work of 20th century American artist Alfred Hutty—one of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance. Among the first artists to settle in the flourishing art colony at Woodstock, New York in the early 1900s, Hutty established himself as one of the leading painters of the town’s natural environs. He later traveled to Charleston, South Carolina and was inspired to try his hand at etching for the first time. Though a prolific painter throughout his career, it was his gift for etching that earned Hutty a distinguished and enduring position in American art.

Featuring nearly sixty works by Hutty in oil, watercolor, pastel, and most importantly his etchings, drypoints, and lithographs this retrospective exhibition of Hutty’s career will be accompanied by a major full-color publication that includes a catalog raisonné of the artist’s prints.

Related Events:
Rebirth, Refinement, and Rivalry: A Charleston Renaissance Symposium, on Friday, January 20, will feature the contributors of the newly published The Life and Art of Alfred Hutty as well as other scholars. Learn more about the symposium and purchase tickets.

Curator-Led Tour of The Art of Alfred Hutty exhibition—Thursdays, February 2 and March 1, at 2:30pm

Purchase the catalog for this exhibition.

The Art of Alfred Hutty is made possible by Gibbes, etc., South Carolina Humanities Council, South Carolina Arts Commission, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation, and Legends magazine.

Day’s End (also known as Close of Day), ca. 1940, by Alfred Hutty (American,1877 – 1954), watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brumley, Charleston, S.C.