Hendricks A. Hallett
(American 1847-1921 )
Sailing Vessels at Sunrise
Oil-on-panel, signed lower right
Painting: 20” x 16”
Frame: 25” x 21”
Born in Massachusetts, Hallett studied in Antwerp and Paris. He is best known for his paintings of ships, notable marine events, and seascapes, many along Boston Harbor. He also painted in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and on Mount Desert Island in Maine.
Hallett worked outdoors, sketching with pencil, making color notes, and translated his sketches into oils in his studio. He and his wife Florence, also an artist, spent eighteen months studying art in Europe. The Halletts shared a studio at Fenway Studios from1907-1918.
Hallett exhibited regularly at the Boston Art Club between 1877 and 1918. He was a member of the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, as well as the Boston Art Club, and exhibited at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, the Eastman Chase Gallery (Boston), Poland Spring Art Exhibitions, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.