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Elna Hogin

(1918 - 2013)
A native of Kansas City, MO, Elna Hogin worked as a commercial artist with the Hall Brothers Company, the makers of Hallmark cards. Her employers rewarded her work with a fellowship that allowed her to travel to San Francisco and Taos for further studies.

In New Mexico she met and married the watercolorist Roy Brook Pettus. The couple eventually moved to Kennewick, WA.

Little information regarding Elna Hogin and her work is available, but her evocative 1941 lithograph, ‘Sunday Morning, Taos,’ indicates that she was a talented printmaker with an eye for narrative composition. The four figures, apparently on their way to or from church, seem to illustrate Hispanic women in stages of life from childhood to old age.

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