Thursday, April 2, 2009

Arthur A. Hoeber, "Early Evening"


Early Evening
Oil on linen, 1910

Arthur Hoeber was born in 1854 in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League under Beckwith. Later he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Gerome. His work was so highly thought of in Paris that he was juried into the 1882 Salon. His favorite subjects were tidal wetlands in Cape Cod, New Jersey , and Long Island. He belonged to the New Jersey art colony in Nutley. He is generally considered a Tonalist.

Hoeber is best known as a writer. He was art critic for the New York Times and the New York Globe and wrote several books. He died in Nutley, NJ in 1950.

--Lois Smalley and Kathleen Durham