About Larry Pogue


  • 1964-67:  Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, 
    BFA of Fine Arts

  • 1967-68:  Pittsburg State University,  Pittsburg, Kansas

  • 1981-84:  Master of Science in Printmaking and Sculpture SIU 
    at Edwardsville, IL, Ceramic Study


  • 1962-64:         U.S. Navy

  • 1968-69:         Art Teacher-Miami High School, Miami, Oklahoma

  • 1969-97:         Instructor and Chairman of the Art Department 
    East Central College, Union, MO

  • 1974-76:         Chairman of Fine Arts Division: Art, Music, English 
    and Theater Rotating Chairmanship

  • 1979-80:         Sabbatical to work on major works

  • 1980-97:         Gallery Curator at East Central College

  • 1988-97:         Division Manager of the Humanities Division 
    and Art Instructor

  • 1997-present: Sculptor and Gallery Owner 



  • Kappa Pi, International Art Fraternity

  • Phi Theta Kappa

  • Missouri State Teachers Association

  • Missouri Association of Jr. Colleges, Chairman of Art Discipline: 1976-78

  • Outstanding Young Educator, 1973

  • Chairman of Professional Standards

  • College Council

  • Curriculum Committee

  • Faculty Senate

  • International Who's Who in Education-1979

  • National Council of Art Administrators

  • International Sculpture Center Board


Larry Pogue describes himself as an Abstract Expressionist, Found Object, Direct Metal, Sculptor. After graduating from Kansas State College (in 1968) with his Master's Degree in Sculpture and Printmaking, he taught art in college for 28 years.

"Many times I don't know what I'm going to do until I do it. I have the melody, but don't know all the words to the song."

In 1997 Pogue took early retirement from teaching to pursue his love of sculpture. He completed his new unique gallery and studio in the spring of 1998 to have a space to create and display his new creations. Pogue welcomes visitors and will explain his ideas and techniques of how he makes art.

"A concept can be shaped in many different configurations, sometimes I make as many as six renditions."

Pogue has many private collectors who have collected his works for the past 30 years. Corporate collectors include McDonnell Douglas,  Consolidated Aluminum, St. Johns Hospital, MO Governors Society, General Motors, Milwaukee Museum International Airport and Meremac Valley Bank annual Christmas gifts. Pogue also completed work for the St. Louis Muny Opera.

"Art comes from life experiences and letting ideas gestate for several weeks makes the reality more interesting."

"Sculpture is not an illusion, but a reality that should have a mystery to make people THINK."

"Sculpture is Sculpture for Sculptors makes Sculpture true Sculpture forever Sculpture my Sculpture is real Sculpture..."


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