Donald Stanley Vogel, a resident of
Dallas, Texas, has been a painter, set designer, lecturer, teacher and
gallery owner. He was born in Milwaukee in 1917, and in the mid-1930s,
moved to San Antonio and studied at the Witte Memorial Museum school of
art under Eleanor Onderdonk. During this period of time, Vogel attended
classes at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. From 1936 to
1940, Vogel studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and started painting
full time after joining a Works Progress Administration easel project.
moving to Dallas, Texas in 1942, Vogel found employment with the Dallas
Little Theater, met Betty McLean, and together they established a
gallery north of Dallas and specialized in 19th and 20th century
paintings. As a lecturer, Vogel spoke about methods and history of
etching. He also wrote books about other artists including Hugh
Breckenridge, Georges Rouault and Valton Tyler.
the Society of Independent Artists and the Texas Watercolor Society. His
exhibitions included the Art Institute of Chicago; Dallas Museum of
Fine Arts; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Carnegie
Institute, Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts,
Philadelphia; Allied Artists Exhibition, Dallas; Cincinnati Art Museum;
San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Society of Independent Artists.