Hoit, Albert Gallatin, 1809-1856
- Existence: 1809 - 1856
Albert Gallatin Hoit was born on December 13, 1809 in Sandwich, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1829. After graduation, he taught school before turning his attention to portrait painting, first in Portland, Maine in 1831 and later in Bangor and Belfast, Maine and St. John's, New Brunswick. In 1839, he moved to Boston, MA. He also travelled in Europe where he painted portraits of Pietro Bachi, Johanna Robinson Hazen and others. He also painted portraits of Daniel Webster, William Henry Harrison and Brenton Halliburton. Hoit was affiliated with the Boston Artists Association and exhibited at the gallery of the New England Art Union in the 1850s. He died on December 18, 1856 in Jamica Plain.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Albert G. Hoit to his father, General Daniel Hoit written while Albert was a student at Dartmouth College. In the letter Hoit talks about financial matters, including his term bill. He also informs his father about the prospects of being an instructor in Greek and Latin at Newport, NH.