Karl Hagedorn (Biographical details)

Karl Hagedorn (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1889 - 1969)

Also known as

Hagedorn, Karl


Painter, designer, commercial artist and teacher. Born in Berlin and educated there, but came to England in 1905 and settled, studying textile production. He attended Manchester School of Technology, Manchester School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and in Paris 1912-13, where he studied with Maurice Denis and was influenced by the Cubist and Futurist movements. His work was first exhibited with the Society of Modern Painters in Manchester, 1913-16. He was naturalised at the beginning of WWI and served in the British Army. He exhibited widely in Paris and was a member of the Salon d'Automne.In London he showed with the Allied Artists'Association, the Fine Art Society, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and was honorary treasurer of the Royal Society of British Artists. He produced work for the Empire Marketing Board, Shell and the Radio Times. He also taught part-time at Epsom School of Art. He lived in Lower Feltham, Middlesex and in London. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, held the exhibition: First Modernist: Karl Hagedorn 1889-1969, in 1994 and the following year at Chris Beetle Ltd. His work is also in the Manchester City Art Gallery and theV&A Museum.