Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Magnolia Gardens
Artist Hutty, Alfred
Date 1920
Medium oil
Support canvas
Dimensions 39 7/8 x 31 3/4 inches
Signature Alfred Hutty
Signature Location bottom left
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum purchase from the artist
Accession Number 1920.006.0001
Collection Painting
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Description Alfred Hutty traveled to Charleston for the first time in 1920 to teach a season of painting classes at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Overwhelmed by the city's beauty, he returned every winter for the next thirty years. Though his main studio and home remained in the artists' colony at Woodstock, New York, Hutty became one of the most prolific interpreters of Charleston and its surrounding landscapes during the first half of the twentieth century. His broadly exhibited etchings and paintings enticed a number of artists to visit the region.

"Magnolia Gardens" was among the first paintings he executed in Charleston and was purchased by the Gibbes Museum in the spring of 1920.
Subjects Charleston
Trees
Flowers
Gardens
Water
Colors
Lakes & ponds
Landscape paintings
Image 001\1920.06.01.JPG