Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking

E. Hubert Deines

Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking
MacDowell Fellowships: 1940, 1941, 1944

E. Hubert Deines (? - 1967) was born in rural Kansas and attended the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design at Kansas City, Missouri. His studies were interrupted during World War I, where he served overseas. Under a special government arrangement for qualified servicemen, Deines studied at the famous Julian Academy in Paris. On his return to the United States, Deines worked on the art staff of a daily newspaper, eventually transitioning to the field of Fine Arts. Deines specialized in wood engraving and printmaking. Early in his career, Deines was invited to act as a member of a Regional Jury to select graphic art for the World’s Fair, held in New York in 1939. He exhibited his work nationally and abroad.

Deines was awarded three residencies at MacDowell in the 1940s, where he produced some of his best-known engravings. In 1955 and 1961 he was awarded Fellowship grants at the Huntington Hartford Foundation in Pacific Palisades, California. Deines was an active member of The Society of American Graphic Artists, National Arts Club, Philadelphia Water Color Club, and National Academy of Design in New York. Today, the Deines Cultural Center hosts a permanent collection of his meticulous wood-engraved prints.



E. Hubert Deines worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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