Donald S. Vogel

Donald Stanley Vogel (1917-2004), a resident of Dallas, Texas, was a painter, set designer, lecturer, teacher and gallery owner. Born in Milwaukee, Don moved to San Antonio in the mid-1930s 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. 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.