Artist Helen Hoyt (1895–1971, American)
Media oil on canvas
Dimensions 30 x 24 inches
Helen Hoyt was born in Colorado in July 1895, the daughter of Lucius Hoyt, co-founder and dean of the University of Denver School of Law and prominent educator. She graduated from the Pratt Institute School of Applied and Fine Arts in Brooklyn, New York with a degree in General Art in 1921, then returned to Colorado and continued her studies at the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs. In 1923 she submitted two paintings and beat out 2000 competing works by Pratt alumni to be awarded the Institute’s European fellowship, a prize of $1000 to be spent by a graduate for European study and travel. In the late 1920s she moved to the San Francisco area, where she continued to paint and later also produced pottery. She died in California in 1971. This painting is possibly a self portrait of the artist.
ON VIEW in Art Nouveau Gallery 4
Signature Signed "Helen Hoyt" lower left corner
Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Accession Number 2017.14.001