Valentine Vogel (b. 1906-d.1965)
A portrait, landscape, figure, mural and abstract painter, as well as a wood block printer, Valentine Vogel attended Miss West’s Private School in Saint Louis, Missouri, at the age of 2 1/2 and graduated from Principia High School at the age of 15, when she went to Washington University. She studied at the Art Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the National Academy of Design in New York City; figure painting with Richard Miller and color with Hugh Breckenridge and Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She also studied in Paris, France with Andre L’hote at the Petit Chaumier and the Grand Chaumier, and in Italy, at the American Academy in Rome. She was one of a few women ever admitted to the Academy. While in Rome, she lived at the palace of Prince and Princess Valm Wolkonsky near the Academy and held a solo show of thirty paintings at the American Club in Paris.
Also a gifted musician, she made her debut in Paris with a Chopin concert. While in Paris, she studied music with Serge Wexler from the Imperial School of Petrograd.
Valentine Vogel returned to St. Louis, painting, teaching art and playing leads, dancing and singing in productions in St. Louis and New York City.
Kansas City Art Museum
Springfield, Illinois Art Msuem
St. Louis Artists Guild
Art Institute of Chicago
Claude Monet Medal (St. Louis Artists Guild)
Bronze Medal (Kansas City Art Museum)
Blach and White Prize (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
St. Louis Little Theatre Prize
First Prize for watercolor (Springfield, Illinois Art Museum)
Stix Prize for modern painting (St. Louis Artists Guild)
St. Louis Art Alliance Prize
numerous Honorable Mentions
Murals: Crunden Library, Bellevue School, both St. Louis, Missouri; Sikeston Public Library, Sikeston, Missouri; Maryland School, Clayton, Misssouri
President and Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower
private collections in St. Louis and the U.S.
Who’s Who in American Art (since age 18)
Information provided by the artist’s nephew, Val Vogel, Sr. and his grandson, Gregory Vogel