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Coast Guard Station on the Oregon Coast

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Andrew Vincent was born in Kansas but moved with his family to Salem at the age of twelve. He served in France in the Signal Corps during World War I and then enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught there briefly beginning in 1928 before returning to Oregon to teach drawing and painting at the University of Oregon. He served as head of the art department from 1931 until his retirement in 1968. During the Depression, he painted WPA murals, including one still on view at the old Salem Post Office, now the State Executive Building, not far from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Coast Guard Station is one of several dramatic mid-century depictions of the coast by Oregon modern artists, including William Givler (who painted Driftage in the same year that Vincent created this work), Louis Bunce, and Constance Fowler.

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Beaches, Buildings, Clouds, Colors, Guardhouses, Guards, Oceans, Oil paintings, Paintings, Seas, Seascapes

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