FRANK TOWNSEND HUTCHENS
"THE DRYING LINE"
Oil on board
Signed lower right
Image size: 9 7/8 x 13 ¾ in.
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FRANK TOWNSEND HUTCHENS
Birth place: Canandaigua, NY
Death place: Palm Beach, FL
Addresses: NYC; Norwalk, CT/Taos, NM
Profession: Portrait painter, landscape painter, lecturer
Studied: Art Students League, with Irving Ramsey Wiles, Frank V. DuMond, Mowbray, Geo. de Forest Brush;
Academy Julian, Paris with Constant and Jean Paul Laurens, 1895-96; Academy Colarossi, Paris; A. St. Gaudens.
Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1896, 1898; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1896-97, 1906, 1909, 1917;
Boston Arts Club, 1899, 1906, 1908; Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery, 1907-32 (5 times); American Watercolor Society;
National Academy of Design; Salmagundi Club; Silvermine Artists Guild
Member: National Arts Club; Allied Art Association; American Art Association of Paris; Salmagundi Club;
American Watercolor Society; American Federation of Arts; St. Petersburg Art Club; Silvermine Artists Guild.; Taos Society Artists;
New Orleans Art Association
Work: Carnegie Library, Sioux Falls, SD; Museum, West Point, NY; Erie (Pa.) Art CIub; Herron Art Institute;
Toledo Museum of Art; Capitol, Albany; Sioux Falls Art Assocociation; Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; Syracuse Museum Fine Arts;
High Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Institute; Capitol, Concord, NH; Warren (Pa.) Art Association; New Orleans Museum of Art; Capitol,
Sources: WW33; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 359; Falk, Exh. Record Series.
Born in Canandaigua, New York, Frank Hutchens was a painter of landscape, portraits, and figures noted for
his watercolors. He studied with Irving R Wiles and Frank DuMond at the Art Students League and also studied in Paris where he
was a member of the Paris Association of American Artists.
Hutchens exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, the National Academy of Design in New York City,
Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many other places throughout the U.S. and
Hutchens lived and painted in Taos, N.M., during the 1930’s when artists and writers such as Georgia O’Keefe and D.H.
Lawrence were active there. Additionally, he and other artists from New York worked together to form the Silvermine Artists Guild,
the more established arts organizations in New England.
Museums that feature work by Hutchens in their permanent collections include: The Toledo Museum of Art, Syracuse University,
New Orleans Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery.
Other affiliations were the American Watercolor Society, Silvermine Artist Guild, and the Salmagundi Club.
He painted in
Taos, New Mexico during the summers of 1931 and 1932.
High Museum of Art
Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum, West Point, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art
Syracuse University Art Collection
The Toledo Museum of Art
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
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