Hattie Saussy (1890-1978), The Footbridge, oil on canvas mounted on board, 20″ x 24″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Carson, Collection of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2017.1.1
January 21 – June 11, 2017
Comprising 38 works original works of art selected from 19 private and institutional collections throughout the country, this exhibition will constitute the first major retrospective of Hattie Saussy (1890-1978) in more than 30 years.
Saussy distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist compositions by formulating her own traditional, yet unique, painting aesthetic.
Visitors will have the unique opportunity to view paintings and drawings spanning more than 60 years and offering rare insight into the artist’s creative evolution. Although her work has been largely overlooked in recent decades, it is hoped this exhibition will bring about much-needed appreciation of this remarkable artist of the American South.
Curated by John Daniel Tilford, Curator of Collections, OUMA, with contributions by Larissa Randall ’18, Curatorial Intern.