By Susie Kalil

offering the original imaginative and prescient of an American unique . . . Alexandre Hogue, a popular artist whose occupation spanned from the Twenties to his loss of life in 1994, inherited the view of an the USA that imagined itself as full of unlimited capability for development, that thought of excessive paintings and nice principles available to dull operating humans, and that observed no explanation for an highbrow chasm among a discovered elite and the loads. He continually seen himself as an intensive, but his ardour stemmed from a deeply conservative proposal: that paintings, tradition, and nature may still shape a primary strength within the lifetime of each human being.His recognized airborne dirt and dust Bowl sequence classified him as a regionalist painter, yet Hogue by no means authorised that identification. His paintings finds the spirit of Texas and the Southwest as he skilled it for almost a century. In his later years Hogue labored in types of crisply rendered nonobjective and calligraphic one-liner work. Bringing to gentle new information about the Erosion and Oil sequence, this ebook supplies certain recognition to lesser recognized, post-1945 works, as well as the awe-inspiring Moon Shot and ultimate monstrous Bend series.Each series—from the hauntingly attractive Taos landscapes and prophetic canvases of a dust-covered Southwest to his depictions of the fierce geological phenomena of the massive Bend—serves as a paean to the awesomeness of nature.Houston-based curator and critic Susie Kalil grew on the subject of Hogue from 1986 to 1994, a time within which she interviewed him, thought of his oeuvre with him, and got here to percentage his imaginative and prescient of the character and reasons of artwork. In Alexandre Hogue she unearths Hogue as he offered himself and his paintings to her.Collections with Alexandre Hogue's paintings:Musee nationwide D'Art Moderne, Pompidou, ParisDallasMuseum of ArtMuseum of good Arts, HoustonThe GilcreaseMuseum, TulsaThe Philbrook Museum of artwork, TulsaUniversity of TulsaTulsa acting ArtsCenterSmithsonian establishment (NationalMuseum of yank Art), Washington, DCOklahomaMuseum of paintings, Okla CityThe SheldonMuseum of paintings, college of Nebraska, LincolnPhoenixArt MuseumUniversity of Arizona, TucsonArt Museum of SouthTexas, Corpus ChristiPanhandle Plains old Museum, Canyon, Tx.StarkMuseum, Orange, TxSouthern MethodistUniversity, DallasSpringfieldArt Museum, Springfield, MissouriWeatherspoonArt Museum, collage of North Carolina at GreensboroThe Federal Reserve financial institution, DallasThe Williams businesses, Tulsa

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