Alfred Heber Hutty

American , 1877 - 1954

Alfred Heber Hutty was born in Grand Haven, Michigan in 1877. Showing an early aptitude for art, he won a scholarship to art school at the age of fifteen. For a brief period, he designed stained glass windows in Kansas City, St. Louis and later at the Tiffany Glass Studios in New York. In 1907, Hutty studied at the Art Students League in Woodstock, New York. With the help of George Bellows, he formed the summer art colony at Woodstock, which was popular for years to come. He served as a Marine camofleur during WWI.

In 1919, Hutty went to Charleston, South Carolina and soon sent for his wife, telling her that he had “found heaven”. After the move to Charleston, Hutty took up etching and quickly proved his complete mastery of the medium. He was one of the founding members of the Charleston Etchers Club and painted murals for several public buildings.

During his artistic career, Hutty exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Society of Etchers, The Salmagundi Club, The National Academy of Design and The American Watercolor Society. He was a member of The British Society of Graphic Artists, The California Printmakers, Allied Artists of America and The National Arts Club, to name a few organizations.
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