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Directions lithographic print

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: SC -044

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single Directions lithographic print, numbered #10, by Carl Hoeckner.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Directions lithograph print #10 by Carl Hoeckner is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Carl Hoeckner was born in Munich in 1883, to a family with a long line of artists. Carl immigrated to Chicago in 1910 supporting himself as an illustrator at the Armour Meat Packing Company for four years and then at Marshall Field’s until the end of World War I. In the 1910s and 1920s, he allied himself with other progressive Chicago artists to do “effective pioneer work for ‘modernism.’ The trauma of World War I radicalized Hoeckner and his art. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Hoeckner created paintings and prints “representative of his emotional records caused by the world war, the steel age, and the jazz age.” His renderings, which depict “the mud swirl of industry,” the raw energy of jazz music, and the economic devastation of the Depression, were characterized as “large, vivid, drama colorings, recognizable for their suggestion of certain subterranean qualities.” In his lithographs from the 1930s, Hoeckner’s talents as a printmaker and his activism coalesced to produce “social documents” reflecting his ideals of justice.

Adapted from: http://www.chicagomodern.org/artists/carl_hoeckner/

Extent

.41 Cubic Feet (1 oversized folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a single black and white lithographic print of Directions, numbered #10, by Carl Hoeckner, undated. Title in lower left hand corner of print, #10 in center, and signature in lower right hand corner all written in pencil.

Carl Hoeckner was born in Munich in 1883 and immigrated to Chicago in 1910. In his lithographs from the 1930s, Hoeckner’s talents as a printmaker and his activism coalesced to produce “social documents” reflecting his ideals of justice.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2019 by Allison Jennings-Roche.
Title
Directions lithograph print
Author
Allison Jennings-Roche
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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