Harry Hoehn Biography

Harry Hoehn




Harry Joseph Hoehn, painter, printmaker, designer, teacher, and author, was born 30 September 1918 in New York to Harry F. and Margaret Hoehn. He studied at the San Miguel University in Culiacán, Sinoloa, Mexico; and the Art Students League and Atelier 17 in New York.

According to his draft card, Hoehn was working for Dispatch News Features in 1940. When he enlisted in 1942, his occupation was noted as a commercial artist having two years of college education. He served in the military between 1942 and 1945.

Hoehn co-directed the New York location of Atelier 17 with Terry Haass In the spring and summer of 1951. In spring of 1953, Hoehn was Included in the annual exhibition Sculpture / Watercolors / Drawings at the Whitney Museum and in the fall of that year he was included in the Young American Printmakers exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In 1968, Hoehn printed a small edition of impressions from the copper plates of William Blake which were illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy. These were printed for Lessing J. Rosenwald at the suggestion of Ruthven Todd.

According to February 1972 issue of Craft Horizons, Hoehn was one of ten artists in residence at the International Artists Symposium sponsored by the Republic of Austria in Eisenstadt during the summer of 1970. One of the paintings he completed while there is now in the Austrian National Collection of Contemporary Painting. For this issue of Crafts Horizons, Hoehn authored the article, “Workshop: A New Planographic Printmaking Process.”

Hoehn was a member of and exhibited with the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) and is represented in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the British Museum, London; the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Harry Joseph Hoehn died on 30 September 1974.