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Thorvald Arnst Hoyer papers, 1925-1982

Hoyer, Thorvald Arnst, 1872-1949



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Letters, printed material, slides, and photographs documenting Hoyer's career. The letters (1935-1982) to Hoyer and his daughter, Olga Pegelow, mainly discuss Hoyer's exhibitions and Pegelow's gifts of his work to museums. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs (1938-1976), reviews, exhibit announcements, articles, press releases, and Hoyer's scrapbook. There are 6 photographs of Hoyer and his work, 18 color slides of his paintings, and one original pencil drawing. The collection also contains Hoyer's resume, 4 pocket notebooks noting addresses, color notations, and sketches. Receipts and financial papers list Hoyer's paintings donated to The Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter of primitive-style landscapes. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He settled in Chicago in 1915, where he lived until his death. Hoyer worked for the Federal Art Project's easel division from 1938 to 1942. His work was exhibited throughout America, including The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., and The Art Institute of Chicago.


The donor, Olga Pegelow, is Hoyer's daughter.

Language Note

Letter from REVUE MODERNE is in French.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Thorvald Arnst Hoyer papers, 1925-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.