Donald Vogel (American  1917- 2004) Garden Scene

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Donald Vogel (American  1917- 2004) Garden Scene


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Donald Vogel (American  1917- 2004)

Garden Scene,   

oil on masonite

24 x 30 in.


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Donald Stanley Vogel, was a resident of Dallas, Texas, 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, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and started painting full time after joining a Works Progress Administration easel project. 

After 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.

Public Collections:

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Beaumont Museum of Fine Art, Beaumont, Texas
Charles Goddard Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama
Ft. Worth Art Association, Ft. Worth, Texas
Old Jail Foundation, Albany, Texas
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Pennsylvania Trust, Radnor, Pennsylvania
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas