Logan Maxwell Hagege (pronounced Ah-jejj) was born and raised in Los Angeles. At 39 years old he has already become one of the most sought after artists in American Art. His classical training in fine art allowed him to depart from formal Realism and focus on modern design principles. He is known for his combination of techniques, focusing on contemporary Native Americans living in the Southwest, modern landscapes, bucking broncs, and other American relics. Hagege’s figures are situated proudly in stylized Southwestern landscapes, evoking contemporary standpoints while conjuring relics of the past. His signature clouds grace many of his works, which silhouette the angular figures and more pronounced features of his Native American subjects. Hagege credits childhood trips to the California desert to visit his grandmother as early inspirations for his art.
At the Autry’s Masters of the American West, Hagege won the 2018 Patrons’ Choice Award, the 2017 Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the 2016 Don B. Huntley Spirit of the West Award, and in 2015 and 2014 he won the Gene Autry Memorial Award, Sponsored by Jay H. Grodin, given in recognition of the most outstanding presentation of three or more works. At the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, he won the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award in 2015 and the Henry Farny Award for Best Painting in 2014. In 2013 he won the Artist’s Choice Award at the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale.
Hagege’s work has been featured in American Art Collector, Art of the West, the Daily News, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and Western Art & Architecture. His paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the Autry Museum of the American West, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, the Booth Western Art Museum, The Briscoe Museum of Western Art, Cal Poly Pomona’s Don B. Huntley Gallery, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the James Museum, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Hagege’s evolution from landscape to figure and now a combination of both was a natural progression in his art, which he continues to push to its limits in his own unique style. Today Hagege paints out of a 2,000-square-foot studio in Old Agoura Hills, California, and splits his time between his Mid-century home in Los Angeles and a desert home in remote Arizona.
Maxwell Logan Hagege is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City; and Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
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