Artist Biography

Born/lived: Savannah, GA. Saussy traveled and painted extensively in the Carolinas and north Georgia and New Orleans. She traveled to Europe and sketched and painted in many cities, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Munich, Verona, Florence and Venice.

Best known for: painting street scenes in the city, portraits, landscapes and bayous. She painted in oil and watercolor, often inspired by nature. From 1947 to 1952 she made several visits to New Orleans, painting street scenes in the city and bayous.

Studied: Mary Baldwin Seminary, Staunton, VA; New York School Fine and Applied Art(now the Parsons School of Design); National Academy of Design, NY; Art Students League, NYC with E. Speicher; DuMond; E. O’Hara, Bridgman; in Paris with E.A. Taylor; at the Telfair Academy, Savannah, Georgia with Adolph W. Blondheim; E.S. Shorter, F.S. Herring, in Brunsville, NC.

Member: Savannah Art Association, the Wolfe Art Club, a founding member of the Georgia Art Association (vice-pres.; pres.).

Exhibited: Association of GA Artists; Southern States Art League; the Three Arts Club, New York; retrospective in Savannah sponsored by Historic Savannah Foundation, 1982; Gibbs Art Gallery, Charleston, SC; “Exhibition of Georgia Art,” David-Paxton Co. Atlanta; “Women in Art: Early Twentieth Century Collections from the Collection of Robert Coggins, MD; Arnold Gallery, Shorter College, Rome, GA; “Art and Artists of the South: The Robert Powell Coggins Collection”.

Awards: Association of GA Artists (many awards).

Work: There are nine works by Hattie Saussy in the collection of the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA comprised of landscapes, portraits, and still-life paintings; Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA; High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA; Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC; and Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA.

Taught: Chatham Episcopal Institute, VA and in Savannah, GA.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Hattie
Artist Last Name Saussy
Artist's Dates 1890-1978
Materials watercolor on paper
Markings signed lower left
Size 13” x 16”
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is in excellent condition.