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The Life and Work of Artist Alexandre Hogue

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today, we're talking about the wonderful artist Alexandre Hogue (1898-1994), who taught for many years in the Art Department at the University of Tulsa. Mainly active as a painter from the 1930s through the 1960s, and mainly a proponent of realism in his work --- he sometimes employed the term "abstract realism" --- Hogue produced such classic American paintings as "Mother Earth Laid Bare," "The Crucified Land," and "Drought Stricken Area." On our show today, we chat with local artist and art teacher Olivia Marino, Hogue's daughter. She'll be speaking about her father's life and work tomorrow (Friday the 8th) at noon at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. As Marino explains on our program, her father --- who's probably best remembered for his vivid, signature expressions of the Dust Bowl landscape of Texas and Oklahoma --- was a meticulous and mindful artist who thought clearly, and often, about matters like form and function. Yet he was also routinely excited by new ideas in painting, and by new trends and approaches. (For more information on Marino's upcoming talk, you can visit gilcrease.org and click on "Calendar.")