|Hal Lotterman was a faculty member in the Art Department from 1963 to 1987 at the Universit of Wisconsin at Madison.|
Born Chicago, Illinois in 1920
Occupation : Artist Teacher
Education : BFA from University of Illinois; MFA from State University of Iowa
From an exhibition catalog Paintings and Drawings Hal Lotterman published by Butler Institute of American Art in October of 1958:
As instructor, exhibitor and winner of awards, in drawing, watercolor, and oil, Hal Lotterman has become one of the best known and admired artists of the Middle West and, more recently, has made forays leading to recognition on a national scale.
Born in Chicago, 38 years ago, Lotterman studied at the universities of Illinois and Iowa, achieving the degrees of B.F.A. and M.F.A. and taught at Texas Christian University, State University of Iowa and Toledo Museum of Art. More recently he has established himself in New York.
Since 1944, while still a student, he has been accumulating a series of awards in every medium in which he has worked, a large number of the awards being purchase prizes. He is therefore represented in the collections of such institutions as the Akron Art Institute, Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Dayton Company of Minneapolis, Fort Worth, Tx Art Association, State University of Iowa, Ohio University, Athens, and the Ball State Teachers College at Muncie, IN. In addition, the works of Hal Lotterman are being collected by a discriminating group of private purchasers.
He has had one-man shows at Lima, Toldeo, and Columbus, Ohio, and has been represented in many national and regional exhibitions. Among more recent exhibitions which have included Lotterman paintings are the Butler Institute's Mid-Year Annual and the first of the Provincetown Festival series of exhibitions at the tip of Cape Cod.
Among other national centers of art in which Hal Lotterman's paintings have been admired are the National Academy of Design in New York; Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia; Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. ; Baltimore Museum; Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh; Metropolitan Museum in New York; Virginia Museum in Richmond; and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, not to mention the Harry Salpeter Gallery in New York, whose roster of artists Mr. Lotterman has recently joined and through which this exhibition was arranged.
Hal Lotterman is regarded by those who have followed his career as an expressive figurative painter whose shorthand accentuates, rather than obliterates, the human quality of his material.