Born in nineteenth-century Georgia, Hattie Saussy, though blind in one eye, produced works that left strong impressions in the minds of southerners. Saussy's studies abroad and at home directed her work toward the Impressionistic school, and she ultimately became Savannah's most prominent twentieth century painter. Hattie Saussy: Georgia Painter showcases Saussy's work, and an essay by Thetis B. Rush examines not only Saussy's work but her life as well
Thetis B. Rush is a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina, with a B.A. in English. Rush's life and work have focused on research, religious education, history, and fine arts. Rush lives in Greenville, South Carolina.