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Alfred Heber Hutty
Date: American painter, 1878–1954
Biography: Hutty was a central figure in the Charleston Renaissance and a founder of the artists' colony in Woodstock, New York. Born and raised in the Midwest, Hutty studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and worked as a designer of stained glass windows before moving east. In 1907, he moved to Woodstock, New York, to study with landscape painter Birge Harrison. He first visited Charleston, South Carolina, in 1919 and became enamored with the city. He spent winters in Charleston and befriended local printmakers, DuBose Heyward and John Bennett. With their encouragement Hutty began producing etchings of local scenes and individuals in 1921. The Gibbes Museum in Charleston has a significant collection of work by Hutty.