19 Aug Logan Maxwell Hagege
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Logan Maxwell Hagege.
Logan Maxwell Hagege
Born 1980, in Los Angeles, California; lives in Los Angeles, California
TRADITIONALLY TRAINED in a local Los Angeles classic atelier program, Hagege’s interests and ability in fine art were evident from the beginning. His studies involved spending more than six hours per day drawing and painting live models. While at the atelier program, Hagege also studied privately with Steve Huston and Joseph Mendez.
Inspiration for his subjects began at an early age when he would visit his grandmother, who lived in the California desert, as well as his extensive travels and extended stays in various landscapes in the American Southwest. Hagege’s subjects are contemporary American Indians living in the southwest as well as modern landscapes that are timeless in life and in his works. Logan’s evolution from landscape to figure, and now a combination of both, formed a natural progression in his art. He continues to push his art to its limits in his own unique style. 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 looking at the same subject.
Land With No Time
2015, oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches
My artwork reflects the world that I see, in my own way. In my mind, the greatest artists in history have shown us a different way to see the world, a chance to look through their eyes. I try my best to live up to the high standards that the great artists who came before me have set. This is a lifelong task that I am happy to take on.
Notable awards and achievements:
2014 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
2014 Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Gene Autry Memorial Award
2013 Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Montgomery Frames Award
2013 Coors Western Art Show, Artists’ Choice Award
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
John B. Strong Fine Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, California
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Trailside Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming