Fantastic original print on fine woven paper by Edward Hagedorn. Plate size is 5 1/2 by 9 inches. Overall paper size is 11 by 15 inches approximately. Sold unframed. Signed in the plate by the artist. Very good condition. Print most likely is from one of the published folios of the artist's works. Edward Hagedorn (1902-82), a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay area, is best known for his Expressionistic style and for his nude and figure studies. In the 1930s he declined an invitation by Galka Scheyer to join the Blue Four.
This biography from the archives of AskART. Painter and etcher, Edward Hagedorn was born in Oakland, CA on Jan. 26, 1902. Hagedorn's mother died at childbirth and he was raised by his maternal grandmother. During the 1920s he worked out of a studio in the old Montgomery Block of San Francisco and in the 1930s was employed by the Works Progress Administration. A lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay area, the latter part of his life was spent in Berkeley where he maintained a studio-residence at 2436 Woolsey Street until his death on Dec. 14, 1982. As well as oils and etchings, Hagedorn did many pencil and charcoal drawings of nudes.
Exhibited: San Francisco Art Association annual, 1925; Oakland Art Gallery, 1927; California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Works held: Oakland Museum.
Credit: Marilyn Pink Master Prints and Drawings