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Roger Hull

Professor Emeritus of Art History; Guest Curator - Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Specialty: American Art and Architecture and Pacific Northwest Regional Art of the Twentieth Century

Headshot of Roger Hull

Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301



  • B.A., Whitman College
  • M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Teaching, Research, and Writing

From 1970 to 2010, Roger Hull taught courses at Willamette University on Renaissance, American, and Modern art. He now lectures periodically, often on topics in Pacific Northwest art. He envisioned and helped establish the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and is the Senior Faculty Curator at the museum.

Selected Publications

Monographs on Oregon Artists. These monographs were published on the occasion of retrospective exhibitions curated by Roger Hull for the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Oregon Encyclopedia Project entries (on-line) on the Oregon artists Louis Bunce, Constance Fowler, William Givler, Ruth Grover, Carl Hall, Charles Heaney, Manuel Izquierdo, George Johanson, Jack McLarty, Henk Pander, Albert Patecky, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Amanda Snyder, Myra Wiggins, and Jan Zach. 2008-2011.

“Lee C. Imonen: Nature, Technology, and Myth,” Sculpture Magazine, January-February 2008, 46-51.

“Albert Patecky: Abstractions,” American Art Review, September-October 2005, 148-153.

“Region, Expression, and ‘Oregon Art’ – 1930-1970,” Oregon Humanities, Spring 2000, 46-52.

"(With)holding Camera Work,” History of Photography, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 1996), 2-3.

"Myra Wiggins and Helen Gatch: Conflicts in American Pictorialism," History of Photography, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Summer 1992), 152-169.

"Emplacement, Displacement and the Fate of Photographs," in Multiple Views: Logan Grant Essays on Photography, 1983-1989 (Ed. Daniel P. Younger, Introduction by Alan Trachtenberg); Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press (1991).

"The Wall in the Attic: Re-Seeing Architecture as Photography," The Willamette Journal of the Liberal Arts (Supplemental Series 1; Fall 1988), 79-93.

"The Traditional Vision of Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr.," History of Photography, X, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986), 31-62.

"Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr., and the Politics of Photography," New Mexico Studies in the Fine Arts, II (History of Photography Issue, 1977), 20-25.

Areas of Involvement

Member, Editorial Board, Oregon Encyclopedia Project

Member, Pacific Northwest Artists Archive Advisory Committee, Willamette University

Selected Awards

Oregon Governor’s Art Award. 1999.

Oregon Professor of the Year, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. 1993.

Willamette University

Art History

Ford Hall
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6977 fax