Over a lifetime spanning nearly a century, Alexandre Hogue painted distinct, powerful images of Southwestern and Midwestern landscapes. Although he was born in Memphis, Missouri, in 1898, Hogue's family moved to Denton, Texas, when he was a child. Characterized by texture, color, and carefully balanced spatial elements highlighting the natural elements of fire, water, earth, and air, Hogue's best-known paintings portray the Southwest during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. The exhibition was organized by the Art Museum of South Texas with works on loan from sixty-three institutions, museums, and collectors located around the country and abroad.

From May 5–August 20, 2011, Abilene's Grace Museum will display more than ninety works by Alexandre Hogue. Related programs include a lecture series, a panel discussion, film screenings, book discussions, and a summer day camp for area youth. Humanities Texas provided the Grace Museum with grant support for these programs.

Alexandre Hogue, Dust Bowl (1933). Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.