Artist: Bill Hutson
Oil on canvas, March 5th 1969
10 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches, signed and annotated on verso
In original artist frame
Gifted from the artist to Sam Middleton. Annotation on verso for “Sam in True Friendship”.
Bill Hutson was born September 6, 1936 in San Marcos, Texas. Hutson is essentially a self-taught artist, educator and amateur archivist who has traveled extensively for exhibitions, work and research. Hutson has lived in England, France, Holland, Italy, Nigeria and Senegal. He has visited every country in western Europe, and traveled to Cambodia, Canada, Gabon, India, Ivory Coast, Laos, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Venezuela and Vietnam.
During the past thirty years solo exhibitions of work Hutson completed has been seen in more than 20 museums and galleries, and in over 50 group exhibitions. Art made by Bill Hutson—abstract paintings and painted objects—is in private and several public collections including The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture, The Brandywine Graphic Workshop,The Arco Collection, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The James E. Lewis Museum, The Newark Museum, The Boysmana-Van Beuningen Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The National Museum of Southern Australia.
Hutson has received awards including the Cassandra Foundation Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship among others.