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Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism is on view now!
Artist
Anna Colquitt Hunter
Title
From Seaboard Docks
Date
c. 1953
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harriet Huston, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Scardino, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Bell, Jr., Mr. J. Daniel Zarem and Friends of Anna Hunter.
Accession Number
1981.19
Anna Hunter led a long, remarkable life as a journalist, artist and preservationist in her home city of Savannah. A widowed mother, Hunter began writing for the Savannah Morning News in the 1930s and served her country overseas during World War II. Hunter later returned to Savannah, writing a society column and art reviews. After taking a children’s art class, she began making art of her own and became part of the artists’ community on the riverfront. Called the “Grandma Moses of the South”, Hunter painted naïve but charming scenes of Savannah, including this view from the Seaboard Air Line Railroad docks on Hutchinson Island. In addition to art, Hunter’s legacy includes the Historic Savannah Foundation, which she organized with a group of Savannah women in 1955. She kept a riverfront studio until her death in 1985.