Fritz Vogt Drawings: A Sense of Place
May 28, 2021 through December 30, 2021
Between 1890 and 1900 itinerant folk artist Fritz G. Vogt roamed the turnpikes and dirt roads of five New York Counties west of Albany [Montgomery, Schoharie, Otsego, Fulton, and Herkimer]. By the time of his death on January 1, 1900, Vogt had created more than 200 distinctive architectural portraits featuring farms, homes, and businesses. Suggesting a draftsman’s training, Vogt’s linear drawings include an extraordinary amount of detail while imbuing the subject with a romanticized sense of optimism and pride of place…The result is a window into the artist’s personal perspective and his patron’s motivations, as well as a striking representation of the region’s architecture, commerce, and social history.
Drawn Home: Fritz Vogt’s Rural America, 2002
Organized by the Arkell Museum, Fritz Vogt Drawings: A Sense of Place, includes work from the collections of the Arkell Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and a private collector.
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