The Claremont Museum of Art
presents James Hueter: A Retrospective through Sunday, May 3, 2009.
Born in San Francisco in 1925 and a 60-year resident of Claremont, James Hueter epitomizes a generation of artists who, attracted to Claremont and the surrounding region after World War II, established their reputations here, contributing importantly to the creation of the art-rich environment we enjoy today. A 1948 graduate of Pomona College, Hueter holds an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate School (1951). His life as an artist continues to be as productive as ever.
This exhibition surveys Hueters long and fertile career, from the early realist paintings influenced by his teacher and mentor Henry Lee McFee to the most recent works that combine his multiple interests in painting, sculpture, representation, and illusion. The exhibition will introduce to new generations an artist of diligent devotion to his craft through decades of drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.
While widely admired by those knowledgeable about the arts, James Hueter is also due to his modest demeanor one of the best-kept secrets of the arts in Claremont. This exhibition aspires to reveal and celebrate Hueters work, while realizing a core mission of the Claremont Museum of Art to celebrate the regions rich artistic heritage through in-depth exhibitions of its most prominent local heroes.