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 Konrad F. Hack  (1945 - )

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Lived/Active: Illinois      Known for: illustration, drawing, painting, teaching, photography

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Painter and illustrator, Konrad F. Hack was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945. He received his B.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago in 1968. In 1989 he received his M.A. degree with honors at the Governors State University.

Hack served as a combat artist in Vietnam for the Department of Military History in 1969. Returning from the war, he was a staff artist for W.G.N. TV Chicago from 1970 to 1973. He became active in the Chicago art community as a founding member of the Chicago, United States Air Force Art Program in 1978. Paintings by the artist were selected for the U.S.A.F. Fine Art Print Series and he currently serves as chairman of the Midwest Air Force Artists Association. As a member of the NASA Fine Art Program - Historical Collection and Traveling Exhibition, he was assigned to the Kennedy Space Center to cover the Atlantis Shuttle Mission STS-37 launch April 5, 1991; as well as the STS-63 on February 3, 1995 and STS-84 on May 15, 1997 for the U.S. Air Force.

Currently serving on the Board of Directors, he is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Hack has been selected as Artist Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists Board of Trustees and a member of the Portrait Society of America.

Paintings by Hack are on display in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, NASA, the Pentagon, 9th Infantry Division Museum-Fort Lewis, Wa., 1st Infantry Division Museum-Wheaton, Il., U.S. Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., Il State Military History Museum, National Vietnam Veteran's Art Museum, Chicago, Il., Stadium Club at Wrigley Field Chicago, Il., Chicago Bears Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Il., National Museum of Naval Aviation-Pensacola, Fl., Air Pack Historical Foundation, North Point Naval Operation, San Diego, Ca., numerous Air Force bases, private collections and corporate headquarters of several companies.

Hack has taught Drawing, Painting, Photography, 2D Design, 3D Design, Art History and Humanities at Robert Morris College-Institute of Art and Design since 1999.

Information submitted as a bulletin by:
Karin L. Hack

Biography from Pritzker Military Library:
Konrad F. Hack was born in Chicago, IL. Received B.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago in 1968. M.A. degree with Honors, Governors State University in 1989.

Served as a Combat Artist in Vietnam for the Department of Military History in 1969. Staff Artist for WGN-TV Chicago from 1907 to 1973. Founding member of the Chicago--United States Air Force Art Program in 1978. Paintings selected for the USAF Fine Art Print Series. Served as President, Midwest Air Force Artists Association for four years. Member of the NASA Fine Art Program--Historical Collection and Traveling Exhibition. Assigned to the Kennedy Space Center to cover the Atlantis Shuttle Mission STS-37 launch April 5, 1991.

Signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

Exhibited since 1991 in regional and national shows. Selected as Artist Fellow Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists.

Painting on exhibit at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, England 1991/92 in the Special Anglo-American Art Exhibition, "A Grand Alliance".

Paintings on display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum's Gorman Art Gallery in Oshkosh, WI.

Awarded an Excellence and Par Excellence, for the 1992 International EAA Sport Aviation Art Competition.

Paintings accepted in the ASAA 1992 Aviation Art Forum Exhibition in San Diego, CA.

Paintings on display:
San Diego Aerospace Historical Center 1992
The Air and Space Museum, Hampton, VA, 1993
The National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL, Awarded 1st Place, 1993.
Painting of Exhibit in the Air Force's 50 Years of Freedom through flight at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., 1996.

Organized an Art Exhibition at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, in conjunction with the 1992 Veterans Day Celebrations.

Commissioned by the Chicago Cubs to develop a Collectors Print Series and create the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame.

Produced a series of Cubs prints for Union 76 Oil Company. Painted and produced "Andre Dawson - The Hawk" poster.

Produced limited edition lithograph for the 1993 Baseball All-Star Game.

Produced team posters for action - licensed through Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Designed Ingots and Medallions for Environment and the Lincoln and Hamilton Mints. Painted series of collector plates for Calhoun Collectors Society, Royal Cornwall, and Pickard China

Created sketches for Bradford Exchange.

Paintings are on display in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, the Pentagon, 9th Infantry Division Museum, Stadium Club at Wrigley Field, Numerous Air Force Bases, private collections and corporate headquarters of several companies.

Taught figure drawing, oil paintings, and illustration at Ray College of Design from 1988 to 1995. Currently teaching portrait and wildlife drawing and oil painting for Oakton Community College Adult Education Department.

Submitted by Teri Embrey, Chief Librarian of Pritzker Military Library, which hosted work by this artist and others in an exhibit "Don't Be A Dope!: Training Comics in World War II and the Korean War", February to August, 2012.  After traveling to Washington DC as part of the exhibit, work by this artist and the others will become part of the U.S. Air Force Art Program's holdings.

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United States Air Force Art Collection


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