• Biography

    Donald Vogel (1917 - 2004)

    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.

    Memberships were
    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.