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A Kansas Wheatfield

A Kansas Wheatfield
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1923
This artwork is a black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a field of haycocks at dusk or dawn. A Kansas Wheatfield was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Admiral Byrd

Admiral Byrd
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1936
A black ink on rag paper woodcut, portrait of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. in dress uniform by Herschel Logan. A member of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1936. He was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved shortly afterwards to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. Logan moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Autumn

Autumn
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1924
A sepia, orange and beige ink on paper woodcut of a one and a half story house by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1924, claiming this was his only three-color block print. Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until he retired in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Back Porch

Back Porch
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1928
A black ink on rice paper woodcut of a porch with a wooden crate sitting on it, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1928 from a photo in his files. He was born april 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Logan worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Country Depot

Country Depot
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: Unknown date
A black ink on paper woodcut showing activity at the Akron, Kansas, Santa Fe depot. Country Depot was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


District School

District School
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a country school that according to the artist, was "on old U.S. 40 Highway near Manhattan, Kansas." District School was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Dust Storm

Dust Storm
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1938
Woodcut entitled "Dust Storm" by Herschel C. Logan. The artist was a charter member of the influential Prairie Print Makers, a group dedicated to promoting print making and offering affordable art to collectors. Logan studied commercial art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He directed the Consolidated Printing and Stationery Company in Salina, Kansas, for many years. Logan's printmaking career spanned just 18 years but his work received much acclaim.


Fodder in the Shock

Fodder in the Shock
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1930
A black ink on long fiber bond paper woodcut showing a field of snow-covered haycocks with a farmhouse and barn in the background. The artist indicated this was "a composite scene from two or more sketches. Fodder in the Shock was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Geese

Geese
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of four geese with water in the foreground, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1927, and said this was "from a sketch done on the old boyhood farm near Winfield." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.


Hartley's Elevator

Hartley's Elevator
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1932
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a country elevator with two boxcars sitting beside it According to the artist, the scene is set in Minneapolis, Kansas. Hartley's Elevator was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


John R. Brinkley

John R. Brinkley
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1932
This portrait of John R. Brinkley was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Kansas Hills

Kansas Hills
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a house nestled among the hills. The artist said the scene was in the Milford, Kansas area. Kansas Hills was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Lost Hope

Lost Hope
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a deserted oil derrick and a collapsing shed. Lost Hope was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Meadow Land

Meadow Land
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut of a hayrack in the middle of an open field, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1934. According to him, it was sketched near Salina. Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Logan worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Meditation

Meditation
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on rice paper woodcut of a scene of a nude woman seated in front of a vase, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, executed this work in 1927, but said it was "only a study." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Monday Morning

Monday Morning
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a farmhouse with a woman rocking on the front porch, the laundry hanging on a line in front of her. According to the artist, this was sketched near Milford, Kansas. Monday Morning was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Noonday Rest

Noonday Rest
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1938
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing cows grazing and resting under a tree. The artist described this as a "composite scene of a typical Kansas vista." Noonday Rest was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Princess Waconda

Princess Waconda
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: between 1965 and 1975
Salina artist Herschel Logan created this pen and ink drawing for a intended book about Waconda Springs. The drawing references a mythological character associated with the Waconda Springs in Mitchell County. According to legend, Waconda was the daughter of an Indian chief and fell in love with a warrior from an opposing tribe. Upon discovery of their relationship, the two jumped into the Springs and drowned. Their death imbued the springs with medicinal capabilities. Sometime after 1870 a sanitarium and water bottling company were constructed on the site and operated until 1964. That year, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction of the Waconda Lake reservoir, leading to the destruction of the springs and sanitarium. The artist, Herschel Logan worked as a graphic designer in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was associated with the Prairie Print Makers, a group of Midwestern artists that produced art in the 1930s.


Rainy Day

Rainy Day
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1924
A black ink on paper woodcut of a man sitting inside a barn door working while it rains outside, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, , executed this work in 1924, and said it was a sketch of a "rainy day at the old boyhood farm near Winfield." Logan was born April 19, 1901, in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Rotary International governor's banquet program

Rotary International governor's banquet program
Creator: Logan, Herschel C., 1901-1987
Date: 1948
This program announces a Rotary International governor's banquet and ball to be held in Salina, Kansas, on April 12, 1948. The banquet coincided with a Rotary conference for the 122nd district held April 11-13. The program face features a woodcut print by Salina printmaker Herschel C. Logan titled "A Kansas Landscape." The Consolidated Printing and Stationary Company printed the program. Logan directed the art department at Consolidated Printing from 1931 until his retirement in 1968. Logan made few woodcut prints after 1939 following the death of his friend and mentor, Wichita artist Coy Avon Seward. Logan was a member of the Prairie Print Makers.


Snow

Snow
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1930
A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of snow falling on a country house, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, executed this work in 1930. According to Logan, this was "taken from an early photograph." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.


Sod Shanty

Sod Shanty
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: between 1921 and 1938
Woodcut titled "Sod Shanty" by Herschel C. Logan. A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a man sitting to the left of the open door of his sod house. Herschel C. Logan was born April 19, 1901, in Magnolia, Missouri. His family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly after his birth. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. A founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California. He died in 1987.


Sod Shanty

Sod Shanty
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a man seated on left side of open doorway to his one-story sod shanty. According to the artist, the print was executed in Kansas. Sod Shanty was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Sorghum Mill

Sorghum Mill
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1938
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a horse hitched to a mill grinding sorghum. A man in a hat behind the mill is feeding shafts into the back of the mill. According to the artist, the scene is from Eastern Kansas. Sorghum Mill was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Stone Bridge

Stone Bridge
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1923
A black ink on kid finish Bristol paper woodcut of a stone bridge spanning a narrow, marshy creek, by Herschel Logan. It was used on the invitation to the Mid-Western Artists Exhibition in Kansas City in 1924. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, executed this work in 1923. Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Logan worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died on December 8, 1987.


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