This piece evolved mostly from my reading of the June 20, 2020, issue of New Yorker magazine, which had an image of George Floyd on the cover, along with those of other slain people of color, by artist Kadir Nelson There was the horror of the description of Floyd’s death, and the year that followed was unanticipated and unpredictable. I created this portrait from a slab of clay. I could feel the complexity of the man as I worked. Mostly I am reluctant to talk extensively about my sculpture as I hope viewers react with thoughts of their own.
Lee Hutt studied painting in Belgium where her love of the classical traditions in art was encouraged. She traveled widely both studying and looking…always looking.
Pursuing a course in psychology, Lee received a MS in science from Columbia University. She continued to take art classes at the New School where she was influenced by the work of Jacob Lawrence and Chaim Gross.
When Lee married and moved to Massachusetts, she intensified her studies in sculpture at Mount Holyoke College and Lyme Academy. She combines her knowledge of people with skill as a painter and she brings that creativity to her sculpture and drawing.
It seems a natural transition. A person’s face, their gestures, their movements tell so much about how they see themselves and their world. It is all there in elegant simplicity.
Her goal is to capture that integrity in clay.
Lee Hutt has exhibited widely, receiving numerous awards. She is on the executive board of The National Sculpture Society and serves as the Chair of the Sculpture division of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she is a professional member of The Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Hudson Valley Art Association and The Salmagundi Art Club. Hutt is a member of the Artists Fellowship League.