Hoyt Awards College Scholarships

College Scholarship Winners Earlier this year, Arts and Education at the Hoyt introduced the L. Eugene DeCaprio Undergraduate Art Scholarship program named after the former Director of the Westminster College Celebrity Series and current Hoyt Center for the Arts Trustee, L. Eugene DeCaprio. Mr. DeCaprio has been presenting, performing and advocating for arts and culture … Read more

The Lantern

Romare Bearden Charlotte, NC 1911-1988 The Lantern, 1979 Lithograph 2006 Permanent Collection Purchase from Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC Born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1911, Romare Bearden, by the time of his death in 1988, had achieved a stature known by few artists during their lifetimes. He was, and still is, considered America’s greatest … Read more

Saint-Germain-des-Pres, from Album Paris

Bernard Buffet Paris, France 1928 – 1999 Saint-Germain-des-Pres, from Album Paris, 1962 lithograph in colors, artist proof Born in Paris in 1928, Bernard Buffet was a painter, lithographer, and etcher who studied at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts and gained early critical acclaim and fortune through his prolific output – he painted more than 8,000 … Read more

Cul De Sac

Mark Abrahamson Seattle, WA 1944 Cul De Sac, ca 1998 cibachrome color photograph Born in Seattle, Washington in 1944, Mark Abrahamson received his BA in Chemistry at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and a DDS at University of Washington, Seattle. He is a photographer, speaker and environmental advocate. His aerial photography explores the United … Read more

A Farmer’s Cottage Picardy, France

Charlotte Buell Coman 1833-1924 “A Farmer’s Cottage Picardy, France”, oil, (date unknown), A.C. Hoyt Memorial Fund Purchase Coman was nearly forty and almost totally deaf when she began painting professionally, studying first in NYC and then Europe. While in Europe she was influenced by the work of Corot and Daubigny and began sending Barbizon-style landscapes … Read more


Edward Eberle Tarentum, PA, 1944 Pegasus, 1991 porcelain 2014 Permanent Collection Purchase from the Edward Eberle Exhibition While at Edinboro University in northwest Pennsylvania, Eberle met his wife Evalyn as they both worked on their undergraduate degrees for art education. After graduating and serving in the army, Eberle married Evalyn in the Monongahela river valley, … Read more

In the Polder on the Maas

Willem Cornelis Rip Rotterdam, Netherlands 1856-1922 In the Polder on the Maas, watercolor Purchase by Alex Hoyt from Pascal M. Gatterdam, 501 Fifth Ave., NY, NY Willem Cornelis Rip was a Dutch painter born in 1856 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As a student at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam, he studied lithography, drawing, painting. … Read more


Art Werger Ridgewood, NJ, 1955 Refuge, 1996 Color etching Hoyt National Art Show Purchase Award 1997 Art Werger was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1955. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in … Read more

Old Orchard Vendor

Clyde Singer Malvern, OH 1908 – 1999 Old Orchard Vendor, 1971 oil on masonite Donation from the Estate of Juliet O. Hamilton, 1979 Clyde Singer was born in the small town of Malvern in 1908 and grew up in the rural hills of Ohio. Educated in the local public schools, he had an early interest … Read more

Portrait of George Treadwell

Albert Francis King 1854-1945 Portrait of George Treadwell, oil, Gift of Patrick G. Anderson and Mrs. James O. Brown, 1989. New Castle News Founder Born in 1854, Albert Francis King was the product of Catholic parents forced to flee Germany to escape religious persecution. When they arrived in Pittsburgh, they changed their last name from … Read more