American  (1869-1937)




Oil on Board

Signed lower left


Provenance:  Private collection, Ohio


 Museums: (8) Butler Institute of American Art; 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

Books: (17)

Image Size: 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"






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Frank Townsend Hutchens

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 Club; Herron Art Institute; Toledo Museum of Art; Capitol,

Albany; Sioux Falls Art Association; 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, Tallahassee, FL

Sources: WW33; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 359; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

This biography is drawn from the "Who Was Who in American Art", the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.


Additional Biographical Information:

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,

the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many other places throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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, one of 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.



Butler Institute of American Art

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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