Vivian Edna Hoyt

Maiden Name: 
Church
Variant Names: 
Vivian Church Hoyt
Spouse: 
William Judson Hoyt
Birth Date: 
11/28/1880
Birth Place: 
Walworth, WI
Residences/Studios: 
Oak Park, IL
Active In: 
Oak Park, IL
Medium: 
Mural
Painting
Printmaking
Subject: 
Landscape
Still Life
Exhibitions: 
St Louis (MO) World's Fair Exposition, 1904.
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1932, 35,38,40
Solo, Mandel Brothers Galleries, Chicago, 1938
Solo, Kenosha (WI) Art Museum, 1940.
All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, Chicago
National League of American Pen Women, Drake Hotel, Chicago, 1941, 43
Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, Oak Park, IL.
Newcomb-Macklin Galleries, Chicago
Memberships: 
Austin/Oak Park/River Forest Art League, Oak Park, IL
Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association
National League of American Pen Women
Training: 
SAIC
Saugatuck Art School
Other Occupations: 
Teacher, AIC
Teacher, Austin, Oak Park, River Forest Art League, Oak Park, IL
Biography: 
Biography from the Oak Park Art League http://www.opal-art.com
"Art League Book for Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, 1940"

Vivian Church Hoyt, 951 Thomas Street, Oak Park

Vivian Church Hoyt (Mrs. Wm. J.) was born and spent her childhood in Walworth, Wis. Her grandfather, Cyrus Church, came west to Walworth in 1837. She was an honor graduate of Austin High School and The Art Institute of Chicago where she also took two years post graduate work. Received a scholarship to the Saugatuck Art School. Her teachers have been John Vanderpoel, Fred Freer, Martha Baker, John C. Johansen, Louis Millet and Fred Richardson. She studied design, composition, illustration, portraits, figure, landscape, still-life and murals.

She taught Saturday classes at the Institute for three years and advanced water color classes one year. She married and moved to Washington where she taught art in the public schools. Returning to Oak Park, she joined the Art League twelve years ago and has been a member ever since. Taught the Saturday class at the League in 1928.

Is an artist member of the Art Institute and its Alumni Ass’n; an active member and a member of the art committee of the northern branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Has exhibited at Art Institute, in the Chicago and Vicinity Annual Shows, 1932, 1935, 1938. Represented in Chicago public schools with murals and still life.

Lectures on “Why I Like to Experiment in Art”, and “The New Vision.” Is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Leading Women of America.