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Albert L. Hydeman
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1899
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1992
Gay Head
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA

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. 
 
Burial:
Gayhead Cemetery
Aquinnah
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: David Seward
Record added: Dec 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45056279
Albert L. Hydeman
Added by: David Seward
 
 
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