• Details

    This litho came from the collection of a lady that collected Texas works on paper from the 20s-50s.  I acquired it as well as a rare John Douglass litho, 4 Mausey Lithos, and 2 Peter Hurd Lithos from the grandson of the collector.

  • Biography

    Alexandre Hogue (1898 - 1994)

     A painter, print-maker, and muralist known for his Dust Bowl series and
    early 20th-century depictions of Indian life in Taos, New Mexico,
    Alexander Hogue worked in a style that was abstract and
    realistic.  In Taos, where he first arrived in 1926,  he was
    especially interested in the pueblo Indians spiritual lives and
    relationship to the land.  From 1945, he held an art faculty position at
    The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, having taught earlier at Texas
    State College for Women in Denton, and the Hockaday School for Girls in

    His formal art education was at the College of Art and
    Design in Minneapolis, and he was a student of Texas artist Frank
    Reaugh.  In 1921, he moved to New York City where he lived for
    four years, but he frequently returned to Texas to paint in the summers
    as well as making numerous trips to Taos.  He was also an
    illustrator and cartoonist for the Dallas Times-Herald, and in Texas did black and white lithographs of the oil fields.  In Dallas, he lived at 912 Moreland Street.

    Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Jan 14-April 3, 2011
    Grace Museum Abilene Texas  May 5- August 20, 2011
    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History  September 16 - November 30, 2011

    Museum Collections:
    Musee National D'Art Moderen Pompidou Center Paris: Oil in the Sandhills, 1949
    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.: Young Girl in Purple, 1930; Dust Bowl, 1933
    Dallas Museum of Art: Drought Stricken Area 1934
    Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Squaw Creek, 1927
    Harry Ranson Center University of Texas at Austin: The Church at Rancho de Taos, 1926
    Art Museum of South Texas: Irrigation-Taos, 1931

    Sources include:
    Charles Eldredge, Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945
    Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk

    Bill Smith, Note to AskART about the oil field lithographs
    Matthew Bakkom Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Exhibition and Museum collection information provided by Robert Gold

    Alexandre Hogue was born in Memphis, Missouri and raised in Texas. 
    Hogue worked in New York City as a calligrapher in the early 1920's
    before settling in Dallas, where he painted his famous "Dust Bowl"
    series of the 30's.

    He headed the art department at the
    University of Tulsa from 1945-1968, and from 1970 until his death,
    completed twelve important paintings, which comprise his Big Bend,
    Texas series.

    His work is included in the collections of the
    Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, the Musee d'Art Moderne in
    Paris, and important regional museums such as the Philbrook and
    Gilcrease. Two of his major paintings were featured in the 1999
    exhibition, "The American Century: Art & Culture: 1900-1950" at the
    Whitney Museum of American Art.