CHARLES HARGENS SIGNED HORSE AND FOAL WATERCOLOR NEW HOPE IMPRESSIONIST ORIG FR
Description : Watercolor "Horse and Foal” Illustration
Measures : 13 x 15 Original Frame, minor nicks, double mat; 8 x 7 Sight
Signature : Charles Hargens lower left
Condition: Very good. Original Frame Some Nicks.
Date: CA 1960
A magazine illustrator of western stories and, histories, Charles Hargens was also a guest instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Design, where he studied with Daniel Garber, and William Merrit Chase. He was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota and grew up in the West, which gave him first-hand data for his later western illustrations.
He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. He became an illustrator of magazines, history books, and western stories and worked for publishers including MacMilland and Doubleday. In 1940, he moved to the town of Carversville in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Peter Hastings Falk (Editor), Who Was Who in American Art
Unidentified article, "Students of Daniel Garber (1880-1958)"
additional information courtesy of John Novack, New Hope, Pennsylvania