On view January 2023
SEYMOUR FOGEL (1911 - 1984) was a key figure in the Texas Modernism movement.
Fogel moved to Austin, Texas in 1946, where he accepted a position at the University of Texas. His impact was immediate, as Fogel produced Texas' first abstract murals for the likes of the American National Bank, UT, and the Houston Petroleum Club.
During his lifetime, Fogel exhibited venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Today, his work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the National Archives of American art, among others.
This exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest showcases Fogel's role in developing a school of Modernism in Texas.