Viola Hodgson Barloga, comes from a British family
artist, homemaker, interior decorator
Her painting “Boat Racing on the Rock River” in 48th annual Chicago and vicinity artists show, opens at Art Institute of Chicago Thursday
She studied at Art Institute when she was a girl.
Soprano, plays piano for own pleasure
Painting “Still Life on Piano” won Barloga the Rockford Art Association’s 1943 Purchase Award, now hangs in Burpee Gallery
Barloga home is at 1220 National Ave.
Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/23/1944
Rockford Art Museum purchased this painting by Viola Barloga in 1943.
Viola was born in 1890 in New Jersey, Married Jesse Barloga in 1915 and died in 1957.
Source: Rockford Art Museum and also Viola Barloga’s death articles and obituary.
Photo: Marty Mangas, ca. 1968-1972 Ray Knowland, architect house built for Viola Barloga, widow
1948-1956 Viola Barloga
1959 – 1968 Elizabeth B. Forbes
1968 – 1970 Frederick Haye
1970 – 1974 Attorney Francis E. and former State Senator Vivian Hickey
[The Hickeys resided at 1234 National Ave. through 1986, and Roger Fisher and Wendy Perks-Fisher 1987-present. Source: Tom Mott/Polk’s Rockford City Directories.]
Source: “National Avenue; Early History; History of Camp Fuller; Prominent Residents” published 1974
Style: French Provincial, drawing by Gene Horvath
Source: Homes magazine covers 1982-3 R720.977331 H767 1983
According to www.RockfordTownshipAssessor.net, the current residents since 1987 are Roger Fisher and Wendy Perks-Fisher.