Logan Maxwell Hagege is an artist from Los Angeles who paints the figure and landscape. Serious study in art started for him when an early interest in animation sent him to a local art school, Associates in Art. His interest quickly moved from animation to fine art while attending life drawing classes, and later, the academy’s advanced master’s program, modeled after old-time French art schools in which students spent more than six hours per day drawing and painting live models. Hagege also studied privately with Steve Huston and Joseph Mendez.
Inspiration for his subjects has been drawn from his native Southern California as well as his extensive travels to view various landscapes in the American Southwest and the northeast coast of the United States. Hagege’s subjects are contemporary American Indians living in the Southwest as well as modern landscapes that are timeless both in life and in his works. His evolution from landscape to figure—and now a combination of both—was a natural progression in his art that he continues to push to its limits in his own unique style.
At the Masters of the American West, Hagege won the 2017 Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting for The Heart of Everything, 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 finds encouragement and guidance from masters of the past such as Gustav Klimt, N. C. Wyeth, T. W. Dewing, and Maynard Dixon. One idea that drives his work is that evolution in art is never ending. He is constantly challenging himself with new ideas and new ways of seeing his subject matter.
Hagege’s 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 Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Logan Maxwell Hagege is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, California.
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