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Frank Townsend Hutchens

An Artist's Life –
Frank Townsend Hutchens

By William D. Hutchens

304 pages


American Impressionism in the early twentieth century is laced with artists’ names such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Frank Vincent DuMond.  Frank Townsend Hutchens, a plein air painter of portraits, landscapes and figures, while skilled and prolific, remains a relatively unknown artist in the Impressionist movement. 


That is until now. 


William D. Hutchens, Frank Hutchens’ great-nephew, with assistance of editor Tim Atseff, has painstakingly reconstructed Hutchens’ life through his letters, citations and artwork.  


Born in Canandaigua, Frank Hutchens studied at the Art Students League in New York as well as the Academie Julien and Academie Colarossi in Paris. He exhibited at noted museums and galleries including the Paris Salon, the Royal Academy in London, the Corcoran Gallery and the National Academy of Design. Hutchens was associated with art colonies in Tunis, Taos and Silvermine, Connecticut. Discover the development of Hutchens’ art and his continuing influence on the art  market today. Included are pictures of his residences in Connecticut and France together with over 100 color, black and white and sepia tone photographs of his artwork. Also many other photos relevant to the story of his life.

An Artist's Life - Frank Townsend Hutchens book American Impressionism

Hutchens' art appeals for many reasons: his extraordinary and intelligent use of color; the suggestion of energy behind even his quietest landscapes; his ability to capture the simplest moments and imbue them with profound humanity.

                                                                                            Janis and Richard Londraville, noted art critics and authors



Romance must rule painted pictures. If you must have the truth, you would better get out the camera in the first instance.

                                                                                                        Frank Townsend Hutchens

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