From the exhibition announcement, written by Inez Cunningham Stark:
The president and board of directors of the Renaissance Society of University of Chicago announce a comprehensive exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Maude Phelps Hutchins from February 19 to March 20 in its Galleries 205 Wieboldt Hall.
Mrs. Hutchins studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts, taking her degree of Bachelor of Arts in the third year of course and winning several prizes, including the Warren Whitney Memorial Prize for heroic figure at the Beaux Arts in New York. She remained at the Yale School for two years after obtaining her degree, during which time she executed a number of portraits and did other professional work.
Her first one-man show was given to her by the Cosmopolitan Club in New York. She exhibited also at the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, became a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors and showed with that organization in New York. She is an artist member of the Grand Central Galleries, New York, where she has a one-man show and where some of her work both in drawing and sculpture have been included in many exhibitions at such places as the Brooklyn Museum, Minneapolis Museum, and elsewhere. Other one-man shows include the Wisconsin Union, University of Wisconsin, the Renaissance Society, The St. Louis Museum, and annual shows at the Chester Johnson-Dell Quest Galleries. Many of the works in the present Renaissance exhibition have recently returned from a one-man show at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
At the World’s Fair in Chicago a drawing by Mrs. Hutchins was in the Art Institute exhibition and in the Hall of Science one of her Diagrammatics was enlarged to make a stunning mural. Random House published her book, “Diagrammatics,” in 1932.
It gives the Renaissance Society great pleasure to announce this exhibition, not only because of the excellence of the material but because it was projected by the late Eve Watson Schutze and delayed by Mrs. Hutchins’ engagements to professional galleries here and elsewhere.