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Vincent Andrew Hartgen

Vincent Andrew Hartgen, museum director, educator, artist. Trustee Haystack Mountain School Crafts, Liberty, Maine, 1953-1955. Served with United States Army, 1942-1945. Member American Association of University Professors, Audubon Artists, American Watercolor Society, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Hartgen, Vincent Andrew was born on January 10, 1914 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William J. and Jane (Hadfield) Hartgen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1940. Master of Fine Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1941. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Maine, 1987.

    Career

    • Traveling curator Anna Hyatt Huntington Exhibition of Sculptures, 1937-1939. Director University Maine Art Gallery. Professor, head art department University Maine, 1946-1975, John H. Huddilston professor art, 1962-1982, John H. Huddilston professor emeritus, 1983—2002, curator art collections, 1975-1982.

      Art adviser Cultural Olympics, University Pennsylvania, 1939-1941. Member Governor's Commission Arts and Humanities, 1966-1970.

    Works

    • Works in collections including, Boston Museum Fine Arts, Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, Howard University Collection, John and Norma Marin Collection, Museum Contemporary Arts, Houston, Wichita (Kansas) Art Museum, Butler Institute ARts, Youngstown, Ohio, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania, University Maine, Art Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Smith, Colby colleges, Reading (Pennsylvania) Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, ITT Collection, Brandeis University, Elvejhem (Wisconsin) Museum, Kalamazoo Institute College, Walker Art Institute, Minneapolis, Sheldon Swope Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana, one-man exhibits include Binet Gallery, New York City, Maryland Institute, Howard University, Everhart Museum, Claflin University, College of Pacific, University Idaho, Bermuda Art Association, Chase Gallery New York, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, State Department Art in the Embassies, Fifty Drawings Center Place Gallery, Bangor, Maine Art Gallery, 1992, University Maine, 1994. Also more than 150 throughout museum and galleries in the United States.

    Membership

    Trustee Haystack Mountain School Crafts, Liberty, Maine, 1953-1955. Served with United States Army, 1942-1945. Member American Association of University Professors, Audubon Artists, American Watercolor Society, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Caroline Lubanda, July 6, 1940. Children: David Thomas, Stephen Anthony.
    • father: William J. Hartgen
    • mother: Jane (Hadfield) Hartgen
    • spouse: Frances Caroline Lubanda
    • children: David Thomas Hartgen
    • Stephen Anthony Hartgen
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    Born January 10, 1914
    Died November 27, 2002
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1941
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1987
      University Maine
    • 1937 - 1939
      Traveling curator Anna Hyatt Huntington Exhibition of Sculptures
    • 1975 - 1982
      professor, art department University Maine
    • 1975 - 1982
      head, art department University Maine
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