Robert Hull Fleming Museum


Robert Hull Fleming Museum Searches for Paintings by Charles Louis Heyde (1822-1892)


The Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont is conducting a ground breaking search for paintings by the Vermont landscape artist, Charles Louis Heyde (1822-1892) for a catalogue raisonné and exhibition planned for 2001. Researchers and guest curators E. Thomas Pierce, Jr. and Eleazer Durfee have professionally and carefully catalogued over 130 paintings to date. Please contact Ann Porter, director, Fleming Museum if you have any information about Heyde or his work. The Museum and guest curators are grateful for any new information.

In 1965, an exhibition of 30 paintings by Heyde was shown at the Fleming. Pierce and Durfee have in the past year located and identified many others. Their catalogue raisonné will be an important document and reference tool in the future. The 2001 exhibition will present a survey of Heyde's work, including many paintings not previously seen by the public.

Charles Louis Heyde moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Burlington, Vermont in the 1850s, shortly after his marriage to Hannah Whitman, younger sister of the poet Walt Whitman. The couple lived at 21 Pearl Street and Heyde kept a studio in the Allen Block at 152 Church Street. His early years in Burlington were very successful, and in 1861 he was commissioned to design the State seal. Heyde painted landscapes throughout Vermont, including the breathtaking view of Mount Mansfield in the Fleming's permanent collection.

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For further biographical information on Charles Louis Heyde please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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