Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary--Paintings and Works by Susie Kalil

By Susie Kalil

offering the original imaginative and prescient of an American unique . . . Alexandre Hogue, a well known artist whose profession spanned from the Nineteen Twenties to his demise in 1994, inherited the view of an the USA that imagined itself as choked with unlimited power for development, that thought of excessive artwork and nice principles available to boring operating humans, and that observed no reason behind an highbrow chasm among a discovered elite and the hundreds. He regularly considered himself as a thorough, but his ardour stemmed from a deeply conservative concept: that artwork, tradition, and nature may still shape a valuable strength within the lifetime of each human being.His famous airborne dirt and dust Bowl sequence classified him as a regionalist painter, yet Hogue by no means permitted 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 mild new information about the Erosion and Oil sequence, this e-book supplies targeted recognition to lesser recognized, post-1945 works, as well as the awe-inspiring Moon Shot and ultimate massive 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 as regards to Hogue from 1986 to 1994, a time in 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 provided himself and his paintings to her.Collections with Alexandre Hogue's paintings:Musee nationwide D'Art Moderne, Pompidou, ParisDallasMuseum of ArtMuseum of excellent Arts, HoustonThe GilcreaseMuseum, TulsaThe Philbrook Museum of paintings, TulsaUniversity of TulsaTulsa appearing ArtsCenterSmithsonian establishment (NationalMuseum of yank Art), Washington, DCOklahomaMuseum of artwork, Okla CityThe SheldonMuseum of artwork, 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, college of North Carolina at GreensboroThe Federal Reserve financial institution, DallasThe Williams businesses, Tulsa

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