Hudson Mindell Kitchell Landscape Oil Painting of Forest Scene

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Hudson Mindell Kitchell (New York/New Jersey/Rhode Island, 1862 – 1944)
Untitled (landscape)
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower right

Hudson Mindell Kitchell was Tonalist painter, born in 1862 in New Jersey. Little is known about his early life and education except that he married in 1880, and began his artistic career as a contract decorator and painter at E.C. Meekers Art Novelty Shop, an art factory in Newark. It was here that Kitchell became acquainted with renowned Luminist painter Ralph Albert Blakelock (California/New York; 1847 – 1919). His ethereal landscapes and forest scenes were influenced by and continue to be compared to those of Blakelock, and in fact he was investigated for forgery of the latter’s work on several occasions during his lifetime, though he was never charged.

Kitchell exhibited with the Society of Independent Artist during the 1920s and his work can be found in the following museum collections: the Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Michigan University Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. and the Hibbing Library Collection, Hibbing, Minnesota.


- areas of craquelure; nicks and finish wear to frame.


12.5" W x 10.75" H x 1.5" D

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