Works in the Collection
Bill Hutson was born in 1936 in San Marcos, Texas. Throughout the course of his career, Hutson traveled to over 22 countries and spent significant time living abroad in England, France, Italy, Holland, Senegal, and Nigeria. His travels introduced him to influential abstractionists such as Edward Clark and Sam Middleton, and sparked an interest in African philosophy that often translated into his work. He is an artist, curator, historian and educator, and has received many prestigious awards including the Cassandra Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and an Assistant Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History position at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
Hutson’s work can be found in such collections as the Brandywine Graphic Workshop in Philadelphia, PA, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Phillips Museum of Art of Franklin & Marshall College. His work can also be found abroad at the Boysmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the National Museum of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.