Ogden Dalrymple

(1908-1991)

A former member of the Augustana art department faculty, Ogden Dalrymple was a major influence in the creation of the Hovland Center for Liturgical Arts and the Eide Dalrymple Gallery. His work is on display on Augustana’s campus as well as in many sanctuaries in the region. Notable among Dalrymple's liturgical work on campus is the figure of "Moses" at the Mikkelsen Library. His collaboration with Palmer Eide in liturgical art can be found in "The Sower " found in the Chapel's entrance hall and in "Creatures of Creation" on the exterior of Mikkelsen Library.

For a visual review of Ogden's work, please view the Ogden Dalyrmple website created by his family.

Training

  • George Washington High School (Diploma), New York, NY, 1928
  • Syracuse University, NY, 1928-1929
  • University of Michigan (B.A.), Ann Arbor, MI, 1935
  • Yale University (B.F.A.), New Haven, CT, 1940
  • Mexico City, Mexico (Mural Art Student), 1941-1942
  • U.S. Army, 606th Engineering Camouflage Battalion (Platoon Staff Sergeant), 1942-1945
  • Carnbrook Academy of Art (Carol Milles Studio), Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1945-1946
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Bemis School), Colorado Springs, CO, 1952
  • Claremont College, Pomona, CA, 1952
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1952
  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1951, 1953-57

Professional Experience

  • Free-Lance Artist, New York City, NY, 1940-1941
  • Free-Lance Artist, Mexico City, Mexico, 1941-1942
  • Platoon Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, 606th Engineering Camouflage Battalion, 1942-1945
  • Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Art, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1946-1973
  • Artist in Residence, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1973-1991
  • Commissioned Artist, New York City, New Haven, Mexico City, Sioux Falls, SD, 1940-1991

Partial List of Commissions

  • Seal of Augustana College, Augustana College (1949) — emblem
  • Mace of Augustana College, Augustana College (1950) — wood sculpture
  • "Moses," Mikkelsen Library, Augustana College (1954) — sculpture
  • "Muse of Music" (assited by Palmer Eide), Visual Arts Center, Augustana College (1982) — sculpture
  • "The Sower" (with Palmer Eide), Chapel of Reconciliation, Augustana College (1949) — fresco
  • "Creatures of Creation" (with Palmer Eide), Mikkelsen Library, Augustana College (1976) — reliefs
  • "Northlander Bears" (with Palmer Eide), Commons Circle, Augustana College (1978) — sculpture
  • "Hindsight, Insight, Foresight" (with Palmer Eide), Courtyard, Augustana College (1986) — sculpture
  • "Angels of Bethesda" (with Palmer Eide), Watertown, WI (1982) — wood sculpture
  • First Congregational Church Portal and Arch, Sioux Falls, SD (1948-1957) — mosaic and wood panels
  • "Prodigal Son," Sioux Falls, SD  (1957) — wood panel
  • "Mary," St. Mary's Elementary, Sioux Falls, SD (1955) — wood sculpture
  • "Dakota Industry," Anderson Building, Capitol Complex, Pierre, SD (1951) — reliefs
  • Christ and Altar, YWCA, Sioux Falls, SD (1965) — metal/stone
  • Scriptural Lettering, Spencer Congregational Church, Spencer, IA (1957) — stone carving
  • Herald Lettering, Zion Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD (1960) — stone carving and gold inlay
  • Bicentennial Coinage National Semifinalist, United States Mint (1974) — medallion
  • Augustana College Centennial Award Medallion, Augustana College (1960) — medallion
  • Augustana Alumni Association Medal, Augustana College (1962) — medallion
  • Harold Spitznagel Medal for Achievement in Art, Augustana College (1957) — medallion
  • Western America Award for Achievement, Center for Western Studies (1982) — medallion
  • Herbert Krause Bust, Center for Western Studies (1975) — bronze
  • Augustana College Choir Medal of Merit, Augustana College (1952) — medallion
  • Augustana College Orchestra and Band Medal of Award, Augustana College (1952) — medallion
  • Dalrymple/Eide Staff Years Medallion, Augustana College (1987) — medallion
  • Charles Edward Ives Centennial Medallion, Ives Centennial Celebration (1974) — medallion
  • Henry Hering Collaborative Medal, National Sculpture Society (1959) — medallion
  • South Dakota Medal of Honor, Pierre, SD (1970) — medallion
  • Genesis 3:24, Augustana College (1950) — medallion

 Honors

  • National Semi-Finalist, Bicentennial Coinage Competition, 1974
  • 125th Augustana College Anniversary Award, 1986
  • South Dakota Governor's Award for the Arts, 1978
  • Featured Medallions, National Sculpture Review (Vol 20), 1971
  • 19th International Medallic Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 1983
  • 4th International Medallic Exhibition, Paris, France, 1968
  • 27th Bas-Relief, Medal, and Small Sculpture Exhibition, New York, NY 1957

Personal

  • Born March 5, 1908, and raised in New York City
  • Married Janet Snyder, 1954-1986
  • Four children:  Madeline (1957), Georgina (1960), Kathryn (1962), Maggie (1968)
  • Died March 23, 1991, in Sioux Falls, SD