Pamphlet, exhibit of Emily DuBois Hoysradt’s work at The Ainslie Galleries in New York City, March 1-15, 1925. Courtesy of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection.
Emily DuBois Hoysradt had a successful career as an artist, exhibiting her paintings both in the Kingston area and in New York City. She was an exhibiting member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors and she worked diligently to put the Kingston, New York art scene on the map. In January 1924, The American Federation of Arts sent a letter to Emily asking her to serve as chair of a Kingston Invitation Committee. The committee’s purpose was to recruit more members in the Kingston area, referring to Kingston as “one of the most progressive communities in New York.” The letter makes it clear that Emily was well-respected in the art world, both locally and nationally. She exhibited in several galleries in New York City, including Ainslie Galleries, National Arts Club, and the National Academy of Design.
The Kingston Daily Freeman featured many of Emily’s exhibits. An article from May 4, 1950 indicated that Emily exhibited the painting, The Rondout Bridge, at the National Academy of Design. The oil on canvas, painted in a colorful, naturalistic style, shows the Rondout neighborhood in the foreground, with the bridge and mountains in the distance.