|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1899|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1992|
Albert Hydeman was a businessman and collector of American art. He was owner and president of P. Wiest and Son department store in York PA. He excelled in his studies at Lawrenceville Academy and the Wharton School. A lover of literature, Albert enjoyed writing poetry. He delighted family and friends with his poetic offerings at Christmas time as well as other times during the year.
In the late 1940's with encouragement from his wife Betty McKee Hydeman, an artist in her own right, he began to collect American artists who were starting to make names for themselves. He became a close friend and patron of Thomas Hart Benton, the regionalist painter from Missouri. It was through Benton that the Hydeman family came to live on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Upon his retirement, Albert and his family spent their winters in Italy and finally in Hong Kong where he collected Chinese watercolors. At his death he possessed a substantial collection of Chinese artists.
Created by: David Seward
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
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