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Lance Wood Hart

American, 1891-1941


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Born

Washington, 1891

Died

1941

Occupation or Type

painter

Northwest artist

Oregon artist

Bio

As a teenager and young adult, Lance Wood Hart was recognized for his accomplishments as an actor, stage designer, and artist. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago Hart decided to focus on painting, and returned to his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, leaving only briefly for duty with the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps in World War I and a period of study at the Royal Academy in Sweden in the 1920s. In this period Hart befriended and offered encouragement to Robert Motherwell, a young artist also from Aberdeen, who went on to become a leading Abstract Expressionist. Hart spent the last years of his life in Eugene, teaching painting and drawing at the University of Oregon.

[Artist biography reproduced with permission of Katharine Harmon, author of The Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted History]

Gender

Male

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Associate of: Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991)

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