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Herbert Jacob Gute

Herbert Jacob Gute, American artist, educator. Recipient Muriel Alvord prize Yale, 1935, 1st prize Connecticut Contemporary Painting, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1951, 2d International Hallmark award, 1954. A.N.A.; member Audubon Society, Philadelphia Water Color Club, Silvermine Guild, American Water Color Society.

Background

  • Gute, Herbert Jacob was born on August 10, 1907 in Jeffersonville, New York, United States. Son of Rudolph Herman and Martha (Mueller) Gute.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale, 1933.

    Career

    • Staff artist Dure-Europos Expedition, 1933-1935. Teacher University of Virginia, 1937. Member of faculty Yale, 1938-1973, assistant professor drawing and painting, 1936-1973, fellow Calhoun College, 1955-1973.

      Exhbns. include American Water Color Society, from 1949, Silvermine Guild, from 1956, Boston Art Festival, 1938, Watercolor United States of America, 1961, 200 Years of America Watercolor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965. Represented permanent collections O’Hara College, Sweetbriar College, Yale Art Gallery, Department Interior, Louvre, Dura, Paris, France, Jewish Museum, Dura, International Business Machines Corporation collection, Antheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, Walker Art Museum, others. Chairman from American Battle Monuments Common for mural United States Military Cemetery, Cambridge, England, 1953-1954.

      Adviser on art therapy for mentally ill Connecticut Mental Hospital, 1949-1953.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Yale, 1938-1973, assistant professor drawing and painting, 1936-1973, fellow Calhoun College, 1955-1973. Club: Yale (New Haven). Illustrator.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine M. Schaefer, October 18, 1936. Children: Herbert Schaefer, David Mueller.
    • father: Rudolph Herman Gute
    • mother: Martha (Mueller) Gute
    • spouse: Catherine M. Schaefer
    • children: Herbert Schaefer Gute
    • David Mueller Gute
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    Died July 9, 1977
    (aged 69)
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