"Come quickly, have found heaven," wired Alfred Hutty to his wife, Bess, back in Woodstock, New York upon his discovery of Charleston, South Carolina in 1919. For the next thirty-four years, Hutty wintered in Charleston, at 46 Tradd Street in the Battery district, just a few doors away from the artist Elizabeth O'Neill Verner. Between 1915 and 1940, artists, writers, architects, and preservationists spearheaded a cultural revival, referred to as 'The Charleston Renaissance.' In 1923, Hutty and Verner founded the Charleston Etchers Club, a group that promoted the city's charm and beauty through affordably priced prints. His signature snail monogram symbolizes his mid-life career pursuit of printmaking and its tedious process.
drypoint, wove paper
Measurements: image height: 7 inches image width: 8.75 inches sheet height: 10.375 inches sheet width: 13.5 inchesMuseum Purchase: Jane Q. Kessler Memorial Fund and Exchange Funds from the Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary 2003.98
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN