Art of the American West- The Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum
Edited by Margaret L. Kaplan
by Laura F. Fry, Peter H. Hassrick, and Scott Manning Stevens
Director’s Foreword by Stephanie A. Stebich
Essays by Erivan and Helga Haub, Christian and Liliane Haub, and Christine Mollring
Contributions by Kimberly Disney and Margaret E. Bullock
This catalog is published in conjunction with Tacoma Art Museum. Art of the American West exhibits the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art that is housed at Tacoma Art Museum. Helga and Erivan Haub donated over 300 works to TAM in 2012, and funded a new wing to the museum. This catalog covers the work of over 140 artists from the 1790s to today. Featured artists include Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, and lesser known artists such as Walter Ufer and Kevin Red Star.
Erivan Haub was born in 1932 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is the son of Erich and Elizabeth Haub, who owned Tengelmann, a grocery chain. Erivan eventually became the chain’s managing director. Haub married Helga Otto in 1958, and she gave birth to three sons in Tacoma. The Haubs have a love for the outdoors, which led them to collect American Western art.