Hudson Mindell Kitchell [1862-1944] American : Landscape at sunset, ca.1890s.

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Hudson Mindell Kitchell [1862-1944]
United States
Landscape at sunset, ca.1890s
Oil on wood
7 x 8 inches
Signed?

Marking type: Writing or scratching into surface.
Location: Board center verso.
Text: ‘[illegible ‘winter?’] / H. M. – Kitchell / N 183? / N 1154?’.

Hudson Mindell Kitchell [1862-1944]
United States
Landscape at sunset, ca.1890s
Oil on wood
7 x 8 inches
Signed?

Marking type: Writing or scratching into surface.
Location: Board center verso.
Text: ‘[illegible ‘winter?’] / H. M. – Kitchell / N 183? / N 1154?’.

 

Hudson Mindell Kitchell (1862-1944) biography:

Birth: November, 1862 in Madison, NJ ;
Death: January 1, 1944 in Providence, RI ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Scorpio / Sagittarius ;

Known for: Tonalist landscape painting ; idealized landscape in moody dark tones ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Trees ; water ; landscape ; hills ; sunset ; forest scenes ; seascapes ;

Areas: Morris, NJ ; Elizabeth, NJ ; Brooklyn, NY ; New York, NY ; Providence, RI ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Chatham, Morris, NJ (1870) ; Elizabeth, Union, NJ (1880-1885) ; Bayonne, NJ (1890-1896) ; Clifton Place, Brooklyn, NY (1888-1904) ; 305 Fairtown Park, Hempstead, Long Island, NY (1904-1908) ; Broadway, New York, NY (1917-1918) ; 40 Brownell, Providence, RI (1920, 1928, 1930, 1934) ; 46 Brownell, Providence, RI (1924) ; 807 Broad, Providence, RI (1937, 1939, 1942, 1943) ;
Father: Hudson Kitchel (1838-?) ;
Mother: Harriet A (Bailey) Kitchel (1842-?) ;
Relatives: Edward Kitchel (1861-?), brother ; Clara Kitchel (1865-?), sister ; Frederick Elmer Kitchel (1867-1961), brother ; Harry B Kitchell (1874-1916), son ;
Spouse: Lydia Ann (Peirce) Kitchell (1856-1932), wife, married September 10, 1880 in Providence, RI ;
Children: Percy (Basil) Kitchell (1884-1918), son ;

Training:
Instructors: Worked alongside Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) as part of a team in NJ ;
Work: Contract painter in art factory E. C. Meekers Art Novelty Shop, Newark, NJ where he worked alongside Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) ; listed as painter and ornamental painter (decorator) (1880s) ; Set up paper business Kitchell Embossing Company, Bayonne, NJ (1890-1896) ; Under investigation by NY and others for selling fake Blakelock works from his Long Island studio ;

Taught:
Students:

Member:
Exhibited with: Philadelphia Galleries, Philadelphia, PA (February, 1917) ; “Red Cross Exhibition”, Brooklyn Society of Artists, Brooklyn, NY (October, 1917) Inaugural Exhibition of the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, OH (1918-19) ; Young’s Galleries, Chicago, IL (1918) ; Canadian Club, New York, NY (1924) ; Society of Independent Artists, New York, NY (1924) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Was suspected in being part of a forgery ring producing Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) ; died poor and without much money ;

Notes: The artist added an extra ‘L’ at the end of his name, his parents only had a single ‘L’ ; was known as a large man and heavy drinker with nick name “the Mick” ;