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artist , educator

Ellen Hoyt, American Artist, educator. Recipient Best in Show award Brooklyn Museum, 1983; scholar Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, 1979. Active Sierra Club, New York City, since 1980. Member American Watercolor Society, National Arts League, National Artists Professional League, Brooklyn Watercolor Society (demonstrator since 1970, secretary, historian 1978-1993, membership chairperson).


Hoyt, Ellen was born on November 8, 1933 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Martin and Estelle (Rabinowitz) Reiss.


Student, New York State Technology College, 1951.


Teacher art Kingsway Academy, Brooklyn, 1963-1977, Studio Dragonette, Brooklyn, 1977-1984, El Art Studio, Brooklyn, since 1984. Art consultant Salute to Israel Parade, New York City, 1973-1978. Art juror All Communities Art, Brooklyn, 1988-1990.

Volunteer art director Salt Marsh Nature Center, Brooklyn. Art demonstrator, lecturer and teacher in field, since 1985.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include St. Francis College, 2002, 07, 2010, Snug Harbor Cult. Center, New York. Exhibited in group shows Washington Square, New York City, since 1979, Brooklyn Museum, 1981, 83, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, 1979, Stohr Museum, Nebraska, 1985, Pennsylvania State, 1986, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1989, Salmagundi Club, 1982-1983, Henry Howells Gallery, 1992, Pan American Building, New York City, 1991, Vista Hotel, New York City, 1991, National Arts Club, New York City,Shakespeares Garden Gallery, 2007, others.

      Group exhibits include Ethical Culture, New York City, 1985, New York City Libraries, 1980, 85, 86, 91, Belanthi Gallery, New York City, 1982, National Arts Club, New York City, Cultural Center at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York, 1997, Library. At Cornell Medical Center, 1997, Dag Hammerkjold Tower Condominium, New York City, 1998, Unibank Gallery, New York City, 1998, Adelphi University Gallery, SoHo, 1998, Mauro Gallery, Staten Island, New York, Watercolor Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, Rockaway Artists Gallery, 2007, 08. Permanent collections include Health and Hospital Corporation, New York City, FAB Steel Corporation, Los Angeles, Minigrip Limited, New York City, Gateway National Park, New York City, Grant Koo Consultant Group, Staten Island Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Prudent Public, Metropolitan Geriatric Center, 2001, BWAC 2006, 07, 08, Philip Hone Gallery, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 2009, Bay Ridge Festival of Arts, Brooklyn, 2009, Working Artist Coalition, White Silo Gallery, Sherman, Connecticut, Metropolitan Transit Authority Gallery, Brooklyn Borough Hall, St. Fransis College, 2010, Coney Island Hospital, 2010, Williamsburg History Society, Methodist Hospital, 2011, Hone Gallery Pennsylvania, 2009, Z Space Gallery, 2010, Brooklyn, 2011.


Active Sierra Club, New York City, since 1980;Grace Square Outdoor Art Show, 2008. Member American Watercolor Society, National Arts League, National Artists Professional League, Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn Watercolor Society (demonstrator since 1970, secretary, historian since 1978, membership chairperson), Salamagund Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, travel, reading, nature, people.


Married Jack Hoyt, July 1, 1954. Children: Elyse, Laurence.

Martin Reiss

Estelle (Rabinowitz) Reiss

Jack Hoyt

Elyse Hoyt

Laurence Hoyt