Date(s) - May 12, 2023 - August 6, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Don Vogl
An Independent Vision

Works on Paper and Patricia Crane Coronel Curatorial Galleries, May 12 – August 6, 2023

Donald George Vogl (born 1929 in Milwaukee, WI) is a distinguished artist and a retired Associate Professor Emeritus of Fine Art from the University of Notre Dame, where he worked for 31 years. Vogl studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and developed a prolific practice in a variety of media. His work has been honored in the Who’s Who in American Art 1988-2010 and featured in many museum collections, including the Snite Museum of Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Brauer Museum of Art, and the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana. Don Vogl: An Independent Vision honors Vogl’s contribution to the Fort Collins art community since 2003.

Don Vogl: An Independent Vision
Don Vogl, Rocky Mountain View, 2006, watercolor, 20 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Throughout his career, Vogl has maintained his independent vision as a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. While aware of contemporary trends and theories, Vogl has frequently used them as a foil to explore his personal point of view. Instead of perfecting a singular style—which is the practice of many contemporary artists—he has forged his own path and worked abstractly when it suited him and representationally to realize his vision. This exhibition demonstrates how Vogl’s figuration and abstraction have rubbed against each other, subtly informing each other, and have created a poignant, complete body of work.


Don Vogl: An Independent Vision
Don Vogl, Quartet, 1992, acrylic on fabric, 58 x 72 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.


Don Vogl, Double Arch, 2005, acrylic, 6 x 9.5 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.


About the artist

Don Vogl taught painting at the University of Notre Dame for 31 years. He has exhibited works in five Chicago galleries, received 32 awards, including five “best of show”, and has had work in 50 local shows and galleries since moving to Fort Collins in 2003. Don’s art is on display in permanent collections at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum, Midwest Museum of American Art-Elkhart, Haggerty Museum of Marquette University Milwaukee, Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University, Blank Center for the Arts in Michigan City, and South Bend Regional Museum of Art. He’s listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1988-2010. –learn more at

Associate Professor of Art Emeritus 1994
University of Notre Dame
Curriculum vitae (Microsoft Word)



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