Volcanoes, Wrecks, Riots, Nudes, and Mythology: The Artwork of Edward Hagedorn

Exhibition Website

Oct 8 2016 - Dec 10 2016

Also opening is "Volcanoes, Riots, Wrecks, & Nudes: The Artwork of Edward Hagedorn", an exhibition that reveals the hand of a master draftsman and the mind of an astute political observer who rejected the general trend in early 20th century California of local landscapes and coastal views, becoming virtually the single voice of Expressionism on the West Coast. The artist worked on paper in a dizzying number of media, including ink, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, etchings, linoleum cuts, lithographs, oil monotypes and more. 

The title of the exhibition is taken from the artist's own statement for a 1944 gallery exhibition: "Hagedorn hates newspapers, magazines, radios, and movies. His favorite subjects are: volcanoes, riots, wrecks, nudes, and mythology."

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Edward Hagedorn

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