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 Donal Albert Hord  (1902 - 1966)

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Lived/Active: California/Wisconsin      Known for: sculptor-Indian, figure sketches

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Donal Hord was one of Californias premier sculptors during the first part of the twentieth century. Hord was born in Prentice, Wisconsin, in 1902. He grew up in Seattle, Washington before moving to San Diego, California in 1916.

While in Seattle, Hord studied sculpture with Anna Valentien. His academic years were spent at various schools including Santa Barbara School of Arts, between 1926 and 1928, and the University of Mexico, for the year between 1928 and 1929. In 1929 Hord exhibited in San Francisco at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

His education in Mexico exposed him to pre-Columbian art that had an influence on his later works. He later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Beaux Arts Institute in New York. In New York his artwork was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 1942.

He eventually moved back to San Diego where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Associated Artists of San Diego and he exhibited locally at the California-Pacific International Exposition in 1935, and also at the San Diego Fine Art Gallery in 1966. He was known for creating sculptures from stone and various types of polished wood. Hord died in San Diego, California in 1966.

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Born in Prentice, WI on Feb. 26, 1902. Hord (né Donald Albert Horr) spent his childhood in Seattle and in 1916 moved to San Diego. There he began studying sculpture with Anna Valentien. He later studied at the Santa Barbara School of Arts (1926-28) and continued at the University of Mexico on a scholarship during 1928-29. It was there that he came under the influence of pre-Columbian art and from it derived much of his later subject matter. Following Mexico, he further studied at the PAFA and the Beaux Arts Institute in New York. After returning to San Diego from the East Coast, Hord remained a resident there until his death on June 29, 1966. Considered San Diego's premier sculptor, his stylized figurative sculptures in polished exotic woods and stone can be found throughout the San Diego area. Member: Associated Artists of San Diego; NSS; NA (1951); Nat'l Inst. of Arts & Letters. Exh: CPLH, 1929; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Hatfield Gallery (LA), 1933 (1st solo); Calif. Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935 (gold medal); MOMA, 1942; MM, 1942; Philadelphia Museum, 1949; San Diego FA Gallery, 1966 (solo); Calif. First Bank, La Jolla, 1976 (solo). In: San Diego Museum; SFMA; Balboa Park, San Diego (fountain).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Contemporary American Sculpture;100 Years of Calif. Sculpture; American Art Annual 1929-33; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); So. Calif. Artists 1890-1940; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast 1949; Who's Who in West, 1954; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Artists of the American West (Samuels); Journal of San Diego History, Summer 1989; American Art Review, 1999.
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