Arthur Hoeber (1854-1915)

Arthur Hoeber (1854-1915)

Born in New York City, Arthur Hoeber studied at the Cooper Union Art School and the Art Students League with Carroll Beckwith.  In 1881 he went to Paris and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux – Arts under Jean Leon Gérôme, Gustave Courtois and Raphael Collin. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1883 and 1885, and painted during the summers in the colonies of Brittany, Concarneau and Normandy. After five years, he returned to the United States and settled in Nutley, New Jersey, and New York City.

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Hoeber had started to exhibit at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts while he was still in France, and continued to exhibit often at both venues throughout his career. He was made an Associate Member of the Academy in 1909, and was a member of the Salmagundi and Lotus Clubs. His work was included in numerous annual exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Art Club and the Corcoran Gallery, and in the 1901Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. He focused on landscapes, particularly the wetlands of Cape Cod, Long Island and New Jersey.  He was also an art critic for the New York Globe.

Reference: See Who Was Who In American Art (1999). 

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