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
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
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,
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.