Toy Jungle Featured on Hutchinson Site

November 30, 2013 § 1 Comment

Toy Jungle

Toy Jungle, ca. 1934

“Toy Jungle” is currently featured on my omeka site, Artworks of Mary E. Hutchinson.  For a still life of children’s toys and objects, it is really rather dark with a grimacing jack-o-lantern, gasping fish, and toppled bird figurine.  Hutchinson also painted a companion canvas titled “Spark Plug” which has a cheerier disposition.

Spark Plug

Spark Plug, ca. 1934

Both paintings may be easel versions of Hutchinson’s 1933 WPA mural “Jungle.”  I don’t know where the mural was and have little hope that it has survived, but I have located both “Toy Jungle” and “Spark Plug” in private collections.




§ One Response to Toy Jungle Featured on Hutchinson Site

  • Sandra Landers says:

    I found a Hutchinson painting at a yard sale site.
    It looks like water lilies. The signature looks correct. Any record of such a painting? Contact me and I’ll send a photo.

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