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Karl Hagedorn (1889-1969)

Painter, born in Berlin, Germany, who moved to England in 1905, later adopting British nationality. He went to Manchester in 1905 to train in textile production and also studied art under Adolphe Valette at the local Manchester School of Art and then at The Slade School of Fine Ar, followied by two yearss in  Paris, in 1912-13, when, working under Maurice Denis, he absorbed a range of avant-garde styles. On his return to England, he made a consciously pioneering attempt to introduce Modernism into Manchester through his work as both painter and designer. He became a British subject in 1914 and served as a Lance-Corporal in the Middlesex Regiment during World War I.

He exhibited at the Manchester Society of Modern Painters, RA, RBA, RSMA and with the NEAC. In 1925 he received the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Decorative Art, Paris and in 1935 he was elected RBA. He exhibited at a number of leading galleries in London and the provinces, and was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the NS. In 1995, the Chris Beetles Gallery hosted 'Manchester's First Modernist', an important retrospective exhibition of the work of Karl Hagedorn organised in conjunction with the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. It was accompanied by an illustrated biographical catalogue. His work is in the collection of the Atkinson Art Gallery, BM, GAC, Manchester City Art Gallery V&A and the Wellcome Library.

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Artist Karl Hagedorn: New Zealand - from the series of Nations
Karl Hagedorn
New Zealand - from the series of...  For sale
£1200
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Design: a self-portrait rowing
Karl Hagedorn
Design: a self-portrait rowing  For sale
£975
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Original artwork for Margarine, Dont Forget it Mum
Karl Hagedorn
Original artwork for Margarine  For sale
£1500
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Reclining soldier, circa 1916
Karl Hagedorn
Reclining soldier, circa 1916  For sale
£575
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Oxen in a stable
Karl Hagedorn
Oxen in a stable  For sale
£695
Artist Karl Hagedorn: The Piazza, 1929
Karl Hagedorn
The Piazza, 1929  For sale
£1200
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Self portrait, smoking a cigarette
Karl Hagedorn
Self portrait, smoking a cigarette  Reserved 
Artist Karl Hagedorn: England - From the Series of Nations
Karl Hagedorn
England - From the Series of Nations  Reserved 
Artist Karl Hagedorn: America
Karl Hagedorn
America  Reserved 
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Rhythmical Expression: Portrait of a woman
Karl Hagedorn
Rhythmical Expression: Portrait of a...  Sold 
Artist Karl Hagedorn: Shire Oaks Farm, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire 1923
Karl Hagedorn
Shire Oaks Farm  Sold