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Chief Alsate's Profile, Big Bend

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Chief Alsate's Profile, Big Bend

Artist: Alexandre Hogue (American, 1898 - 1994)

Date: 1981
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
40 x 56 inches (101.6 x 142.2 cm)
Frame: 41 3/4 x 58 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches (106 x 148 x 5.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: Alexandre/ Hogue/ 1981 (lower right)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2005
Object number: 31.255.2
Accession Number: 2005.1.1
Label Text:Hogue produced this painting as part of a series on Big Bend National Park, painted late in his career. The artist, who grew up in Texas, had developed his approach to portraying the landscape during the Depression and the Dust Bowl period. In his paintings of Oklahoma and New Mexico he interpreted the land as powerful, yet barren by using simplified, abstracted forms.
Provenance: Artist [1]; purchased by Gilbert Waldman, Santa Fe, New Mexico; purchased March 20, 2005 through (Two Pines Art, Omaha, Nebraska, and Frank Croft Art of Santa Fe, New Mexico, representative for Gilbert and Nancy Waldman) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. The painting had been in a traveling exhibition and it was published in the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition. 31.255.2 is reproduced in that catalogue and cited as in the collection of the artist at that the time of the publication {DeLong, Lea Rosson. Nature's forms/nature's forces: the art of Alexandre Hogue/ Lea Rosson DeLong.Tulsa, Okla. : Philbrook/ University of Oklahoma Press, c. 1984. x, 211 p.}.