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Hugh Oliver Argraves Edit Profile

artist , playwright , poet

Hugh Oliver Argraves, American poet, artist, playwright. Recipient Jessica Holt award, 1997. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946.

Background

Argraves, Hugh Oliver was born on July 7, 1922 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Wendell Oliver and Helen E. (Sax) Argraves.

Education

Student, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1937.

Career

Retired.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Collected Poetry, 1960. Contributor poems to publications. Playwright: Osbert, 1978, The Great Depression, 1978, Greenwich Village, 1979, Hugh Oliver Argraves-Inferno, 1979, The Twenties, 1980, 2 One Act Plays, 1980, King Lear adaption, 1981, Skeleton Play, 1984, London Blitz-1941, 1984, Last Train to Berlin, 1985.

      40-year retrospective Scuggi Gallery, Rockford, 1997. Featured video The Great Depression. Various group shows include Lynn Kottler Galleries, 1961, 66, Ahda Artz Galleries, New York City, 1962-1966, Ligoa Duncan Gallery, 1968.

      Represented in permanent collection Museum Modern Art, New York, Rockford Art Museum.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1943-1946.

Connections

father:
Wendell Oliver Argraves

mother:
Helen E. (Sax) Argraves