James D. Hogan Papers, 1923-1940, 1947, 1960, 1965-1967
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Brief Description: Papers of James D. Hogan (1899-1970), professor of art (1934-1967) containing letters sent to Walter Leuba at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hogan and Leuba became friends in 1921 while students at the Carnegie Institute of Technology Art Department. The correspondence concerns Hogan's residence, travel, training, painting, reading, poverty, isolation, friends and associates at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Chester Springs, PA (1923), Ecole de Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France (1924-1925), Tiffany Foundation Art Guild in Oyster Bay, Long Island (1925), Paris and western and southern Europe (1925-1927); impressions and descriptions of Urbana and the university (1929-1930, 1960); piano playing (1932); resignation of university president Harry W. Chase (1933); exhibitions of Hogan's art (1932, 1934, 1939); service with the Air Corps camouflage unit in World War II (1947); and general discussion of music, poetry, artists, difficulties in selling paintings and the life of the artist as expressed through dramatically changing emotions of joy, loneliness and despair.
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Record Series Number: 12/3/22
Created by: Hogan, James D. (1899-1970)
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/7/1974
Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Art Exhibitions
Ecole Des Beaux Arts
Faculty Papers
Paris, France
Social Life
Urbana, Illinois
World War II - Service and Training
World War II - Supply, Support and Transportation
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]