Through our blog post series Correcting Hogue’s Legacy, we have examined Alexandre Hogue’s Erosion series paintings in the order they are addressed in the book Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary. Here, we have created a corrected timeline of Hogue’s paintings, placing them in the order they were painted along with their original titles. We hope this overview provides further historical insight into Hogue’s Erosion series.
Drouth Stricken Area 1934
Alexandre Hogue painted Drouth Stricken Area in 1934 as his first painting to show the devastation brought by the drought of the 1930’s. Drouth Stricken Area was widely successful and led Hogue to create his Erosion series of paintings following Drouth Stricken Area. These paintings would later be divided into two categories by Hogue, wind erosion and water erosion. Drouth Stricken Area was Hogue’s first painting on wind erosion.
Wind Erosion 1935