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Harold C. Wolcott


Wolcott was born in New York in 1898 and served in WWI and later worked as a stockbroker. His first art-related job was as an advertising graphic artist. He studied at the Art Students' League in NY and the National Academy of Design under Hans Hoffman.

In the late 1940's, Wolcott left his advertising job to devote more time to painting. He then moved from Scarsdale, NY, to Southport, CT, in 1949, when he began giving classes. He served as the Art Director of the Hudson River Museum for more than 12 years and continued to teach art. He was represented by Grand Central Art Gallery in NY, as well as Portraits, Inc., and the Bendann Art Gallery of Baltimore.

He was a member of the Salmagundi Club of NY, Silvermine Guide of Artists in CT, Springfield Art Association of MA, Hudson Valley Art Association, and the National Academy of Design. He received the Louis Seeley Purchase Award in 1960 from the Salmagundi Club Annual Exhibition, and more than 20 other local and national awards.

He had more than a dozen one-man shows in his lifetime. Mallett's "Index of Artists" shows him exhibiting in 1935 at White Plains, NY. He was best known as a portrait artist apparently, as well as landscapes, generally with architectural elements in them. He died in 1977.