James Hutchinson (b.1932- present) was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2011. Hutchinson was never part of the Indian River School of Art nor The Highwaymen rather he predates both; he was A.E. Backus' brother-in-law. Backus was married to Patricia (Patsy) Hutchinson in the 1940's. Hutchinson informally learned at the early age of 17 about Backus' style of painting and often visited his studio residence.
As Hutchinson independently developed as an artist, he lived with the Seminole Indians in Brighton and Big Cypress reservations from 1959-1964 and received an Arthur Vining Davis Foundations grant for 50 paintings of the Seminole tribe that the State of Florida now owns and circulates from the capitol to various state venues and museums.
Permanent collections include:
The Society of the Four Arts - Palm Beach, FL
Miami's Historical Museum of Southern Florida - Miami, FL
The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art - Daytona, FL
The Elliott Museum - Stuart, FL
The A.E. Backus Museum - Fort Pierce, FL
State of Florida's Capitol building - Tallahassee, FL
Museum of Florida's History - Tallahassee, FL
(Thanks to AskArt Archives)
James Hutchinson’s Florida art was inspired from his time living with the Seminole Indian tribes on the Brighton reservation in Florida where James and his wife, Joanie, lived with the Seminole people for six years. His art has become known worldwide for their portrayal of Florida and its Heritage.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Artist: James F. Hutchinson (American b. 1932)
Medium: Oil on Canvas.
Title: The Lone Palm.
Size: 36 by 18 inches; framed 40 by 22 inches.
Signed: Lower Right.
Condition: Very Good. No issues noted.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist prior to his move to Hawaii. (Through Paul Barratini)
***Authentication: ALL of our Highwaymen paintings have been authenticated by the recognized authority on Highwaymen paintings, Mr.Paul Barratini.
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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