Thorvald Arnst Hoyer papers

Collection ID:
Hoyer, Thorvald Arnst, 1872-1949
Letter from REVUE MODERNE is in French.
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, printed material, slides, and photographs documenting Hoyer's career. The letters (1935-1982) to Hoyer and his daughter, Olga Pegelow, mainly discuss Hoyer's exhibitions and Pegelow's gifts of his work to museums. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs (1938-1976), reviews, exhibit announcements, articles, press releases, and Hoyer's scrapbook. There are 6 photographs of Hoyer and his work, 18 color slides of his paintings, and one original pencil drawing. The collection also contains Hoyer's resume, 4 pocket notebooks noting addresses, color notations, and sketches. Receipts and financial papers list Hoyer's paintings donated to The Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter of primitive-style landscapes. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He settled in Chicago in 1915, where he lived until his death. Hoyer worked for the Federal Art Project's easel division from 1938 to 1942. His work was exhibited throughout America, including The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Olga Pegelow, is Hoyer's daughter.

Using the Collection
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Landscape painting -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Primitivism in art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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