Capturing the vanishing landscape of Florida for over seven decades.
After receiving his first commission in 1948, James Hutchinson began his lifelong devotion to the arts. Much of his time was spent studying the people and the beauty of Florida’s natural surroundings, including living with the Seminole Indian Tribe for six years. As a result of his intimate understanding of the people and places of Florida, James was chosen to represent the State of Florida during the World’s Fair in New York City in 1965. In March 2011, James was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame.
A LIFETIME OF COLOR AND LIGHT
“James Frederick Hutchinson is an artist whose work evokes the native soul of Florida.
His long years of bringing our natural and historical landscapes to his easel, has forever placed these images in a context where our descendants will be able to appreciate the state’s many wonders."
- Dawn K. Roberts
Secretary of State, Interim, Florida, 2010 - 2011
THE SEMINOLE YEARS
“Annie Tommie, Charlie Cypress, Billy Bowlegs and the Seminole Tribes of Florida"
The recording of History
Inspired by the work of George Catlin (1796 – 1872), Hutchinson realized the opportunity to live among the Florida Seminole tribes in 1959. Hutchinson spent six years with his wife Joan, living and recording the surroundings and life of the Miccosukee and Muscogee Indians at Brighton and Big Cypress reservations.
Befriending the tribe leaders and participating in their way of life, Hutchinson painted portraits and landscapes during a transitional period in the ways of these tribes.
Hutchinson work with the Native tribes was selected to represent the State of Florida at the New York Worlds Fair in 1964.
STUDIO VISITS BY APPOINTMENT
We welcome individual visits Mr. Hutchinson's studio in Sewall's Point, FL, by appointment. We kindly ask that you contact us ahead of time to arrange a private viewing of the works in our collection.
For questions in regards to James Hutchinson works that you own, please contact Mr. Kelly Hutchinson.
We do not offer appraisal services at this time.