Charles Allen Hulbert
Charles Allen Hulbert was born in MacKinaw Island, Michigan, likely during the latter half of the nineteenth century. After studying art at the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he traveled to New York where he enrolled at the Metropolitan Museum Art School. After what must have been a brief period, Hulbert joined yet another New York art establishment—the Artist-Artisan Institute. Hulbert’s experience in New York undoubtedly helped to form his future body of work, as his paintings typically depict American life, landscapes, and cityscapes in a unique and unprecedented style. The artist exhibited at many venues during his career including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, and The Art Institute of Chicago. Today, Allen’s work can be found in the collection of the Public Library, Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Capitol, Albany, New York.