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Alexandre Hogue; Painter of Southwest During Dust Bowl Era

July 24, 1994

Alexandre Hogue, 96, whose experiences growing up in the Southwest shaped his allegorical paintings of the Dust Bowl era and brought him worldwide fame. Hogue lived in Denton, Tex., and Dallas before moving to Oklahoma in 1945. He was chairman of the art department at the University of Tulsa from 1945 to 1963. Hogue's paintings of the Southwest, particularly images during the Dust Bowl, won him international acclaim. His work is among permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center in Paris. After retiring from the university in 1968, Hogue concentrated on a series of paintings of the Big Bend area of southwest Texas. The series is similar to his early paintings, capturing both the harshness and majesty of land erosion. In Tulsa on Friday.

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