(1883 - 1972)
Carl Hoeckner was active/lived in Illinois, New York, California / Germany. Carl Hoeckner is known for social realist genre and figure, prints.
Biography Carl Hoeckner
Carl Hoeckner, a painter, lithographer, muralist and teacher, was best known for his paintings on subjects of war and political and social injustices, although he also did an occasional landscape. He was an individualist who believed in self-expression, and called his paintings "social documents." Chicago critic C. J. Bulliet described Hoeckner as "the most formidable of Chicago artists dealing with 'the social scene' and yet the least propaganda minded." (Kennedy 122). For Hoeckner, the trauma he felt and saw in others as a result of World War I defined his future career as a painter.
Hoeckner was born in Munich, Germany December 19, 1883 and spent the first seven years of his life there. He came from a family of engravers, etchers
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