VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
Victoria Hutson Huntley is noted for lithography. Her earliest years were spent in New York where she lived and studied until she was 21. She attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and, when she was in high school, also took Saturday classes at the Art Students League. When she reached college age, the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts gave her a scholarship. She was a scholarship student there until she was 21, also taking a regular schedule of classes at the Art Students League from notable artists such as Max Weber, George Luks, and John Sloan.
After doing additional work to get her teaching credentials, she moved to Denton, Texas where she became Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the College of Industrial Arts. By 1930, she was focused on lithography and began winning awards for her work. Her subject matter at this time was industry. Her series, “Steam and Steel”, was done in a precise, hard edge style. After her second marriage, she and her husband lived in various places but stayed longest in Florida, where both taught at Rollins College. Her lithographs done during this time were softer and depicted the landscape, plants, and birds of rural Florida.
Huntley also did post office murals in Springville, NY and Greenwich, CT. as well as being the author and illustrator of a book on plants and the locations in which they grow, published in 1948. “Indian Pipes”, is an original lithograph done in the preparatory period for this book.
Victoria Hutson Huntley’s works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Museum, Houston Art Museum, Dallas Art Museum, and Cleveland Art Museum among others. She received many fellowships and grants during her lifetime. She was a member of the National Academy of Design, National Association of Women Artists, and Audubon Artists.
Stone Lithograph, signed in the stone in pencil in the margin
8 ¼” x 8 ¼” plus image size
12” x 15 7/8” paper size