Fred Hagstrom

Minnesota artist Fred Hagstrom received his BA from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, he studied at the University of Chicago for one year, as well as under S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, France. Hagstrom travels frequently to Australia and to New Zealand, where study of the art of the Maori has influenced his perception of narrative in artwork.

His prints have been shown in galleries throughout the United States and are featured in numerous museum collections. Hagstrom’s honors and awards include research, travel, and development grants, as well as prestigious national printmaking awards. He has been teaching printmaking at Carleton College since 1984, where was granted full professorship in 1998. Hagstrom lives and maintains a studio in St. Paul.

Artist Statement:

My work changed when I began spending hours drawing from nature. I have endless sketchbooks that come from this experience. But these are informal works that I do for my own study, rather than to exhibit. When I tried to translate this work into prints, it did not make sense to me to try to work in a literal way from the drawings. Instead, I am seeking a sort of personalized response to the land. I am hoping my prints still convey a sense of wonder that I know that I feel through my time in nature. I feel my current manner of working does this better than if I were to refer to my studies of the natural world in a more direct and obvious manner.

Fred Hagstrom "Te Henga, Bethells Beach (blue, brown, and gray)" | 2017 | woodcut monoprint | $350.00
image: 11 x 15" | unframed

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