Kitchell, H.M.
(1862-1944)
“Indian Encampment”

Artist Biography

Hudson Mindell Kitchell (1862-1944)

Born/lived: Born in Madison, NJ and lived in New York and Providence Rhode Island.

Known: as a painter of landscapes, marine and nocturne paintings. His paintings were often dark, evening landscapes similar in style to those of Ralph Blakelock, with whom he painted.

Member: Society of Independent Artists.

Exhibited: Society of Independent Artists, Philadelphia Galleries – Feb 1917; Brooklyn Society of Artists, the Red Cross Exhibition – Oct 1917 (aka the International Studio); Inaugural Exhibition of the Butler Art Institute – 1918-19; Young’s Galleries of Chicago – 1918; Canadian Club of NYC – 1924; and the Society of Independent Artists – 1924.

Work: museum collections: Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, OK; Michigan University Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; and Hibbing Library Collection – Hibbing, MN.

Publications: Beyond Madness – The Art of Ralph Blakelock: 1847-1919 (2007) by Norman Geske; The Artists’ Bluebook (2005) by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier; The Unknown Night: The Madness and Genius of R. A. Blakelock (2003) by Glyn Vincent; Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975 (1999) by Peter Hastings Falk; Ralph Albert Blakelock (1996) by Abraham Davidson & R.A. Blakelock; A Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1994 Represented in the Witt Library (1995) by the Witt Library & Courtauld Institute of Art, London; The American Painting Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (1988) by Norman Geske & Karen Janovy; The Society of Independent Artists: Exhibition Records 1917-1944 (1984) by Clark Marlor; and the Directory to the Bicentennial Inventory of Paintings (1976) by the National Collection of Fine Arts.

Painting Features

Artist First Name H. M.
Artist Last Name Kitchell
Artist's Dates 1862-1944
Materials oil on canvas
Markings signed and dated 1925 lower right
Size 25" x 30"
Comments Original exhibition labels verso. this painting is in excellent condition in the original gold period frame, also in excellent condition.