Hagedorn, Karl: Low Tide at London Bridge


A superb pen, ink and watercolour of a Thames scene, inscribed with the title. The painting has been recently framed.

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Artist: Karl Hagedorn, (1889-1969), signed

Title and date: Low Tide at London Bridge, 1959

Size: 30 x 46 cms.


Artist description:

A painter born in Berlin, he moved to Manchester in 1905 and adopted British nationality in 1914. He trained in textile production and studied art under Adolphe Valette at the Manchester School of Art. He developed as a Modernist artist in Paris in 1912-13 where he absorbed a range of avant-garde styles. On his return, he made a consciously pioneering attempt to introduce Modernism into Manchester through his work as both a painter and designer. He served as a Lance-Corporal in the Middlesex Regiment during the First World War. In 1925 he received the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Decorative Art, Paris and exhibited at leading galleries in London and the provinces. He was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the New English Art Club. His work is in the collection of the British Museum, Government Art Collection, Manchester City Art Gallery and the V & A.

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