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 Homer Owen Hacker  (1917 - )

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Lived/Active: Ohio      Known for: portrait and landscape painting, art education

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BIOGRAPHY for Homer Hacker
1917 (Dayton, Ohio)

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The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by the artist:

Homer Owen Hacker, b. June 14, 1917, Dayton, Ohio.  Alive and painting at current age of 89.  Son of Owen E.Hacker, artist/designer of metal labels and nameplates (ala Four Roses liquor bottle labels, other famous brands of  cologne, furniture, etc)

Studied at The Dayton Art Institute, 1929-35. Graduated from Ohio University 1939 BA, cum laude. Art Director/Chief Photographer, Dayton Daily News, 1945-57.

Began teaching in '65, and conducts watercolor workshops in portraiture, landscape and general design. 

Elected to signature membership in The American Watercolor Society in  1980 and served on its Board of Directors, 1995-97. Co-founder of The Ohio Watercolor Society, and its President in 1989-91.

Hacker works mainly in transparent watercolor, has  a broad knowledge of many media. He has judged many regional and national art shows, including the  Space Coast International show in Florida, 1978.  He has had 28 one- artist shows throughout the U.S.

His work is in the permanent collections of The Charles and Emma Frye Museum in Seattle, the Zanesville Art Museum, and the White House Historical Association.  In 2001 his painting was selected for the April page of the White House Calendar.


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