Eunice Hatfield Smith

Barrett Art Center September 5 through 27

DCHS, in partnership with the Barrett Art Center (BAC), is taking a careful step toward public exhibition. This year's focus remains 2020: Women's Voices & Talents given the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote nationally. If you wish to see the exhibition in person, please consult the requirements in place to keep you, and others, safe.

Barrett Art Center Hours of Operation, with advance reservation:

Fridays: 12pm- 6pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 4pm

Eunice Hatfield Smith (1911 to 1985) was born, raised and lived much of her life in Poughkeepsie. She was among the artists who assembled an exhibition in October 1934, under the leadership of Thomas Barrett, at the department store, Luckey Platt. This event turned out to be the creation of the Dutchess County Art Association which thrives to this day, and the beginning of many such exhibition. DCHS has a copy of the original catalogue of that event (see photo, women artists highlighted in yellow, below).

Above: Barrett Art Center, Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie.

Catalogue of the October 1934 inaugural Dutchess County Art Association Exhibition. Created under the direction of Thomas Barrett and held at Luckey Platt department store. Women artists, including Eunice Hatfield Smith, are highlighted in yellow.

Above: Photo of Eunice Hatfield at the second Dutchess County Art Association exhibition in 1935.

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Eunice Hatfield, second from left, at W.W. Smith School, Poughkeepsie.

The newly married Eunice Hatfield Smith.

Above: Click on image to see profile of Hatfield Smith by David Saunders with examples of "pulp art" (new window).

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Above: Newspaper clipping ( from 1965 showing Eunice Hatfield Smith painting her favorites subjects, local scenes.

Paintings & drawings from the Eunice Hatfield Smith Collection at DCHS

These paintings will be on display at Barrett Art Center starting September 5.
Conscious of everyone's safety, and in order to limit numbers, advance booking is required.

Self portrait.

Father, Ernest I. Hatfield.

Aunt, sister to father.

Maternal grandfather, Murden.

Maternal grandmother, Murden.

Unidentified sailor.

Self portrait.

Commercial example, 1941.

DCHS Digital Images (Only) Collection

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From DCHS Digital Image Collection

For reasons that vary from painting owners wishing to keep the original painting, do an original painting being currently unlocated, we feature here items from what we call "Digital Image Collections" meaning we have only a digital copy.