- 1926-2000 (Creation)
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126 cm of textual material 330 drawings 194 photographs 7 posters 13 wood-blocks
Name of creator
Robert Frederick Hagan, painter, printmaker and educator, was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1918. He was educated at Central Technical School (Toronto) and the Ontario College of Art. From 1941-1946, Hagan was employed as Resident Artist and Master at Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario. In the spring of 1946, Hagan journeyed to New York for further studies. Later the same year, he began teaching at the Ontario College of Art. In 1955 he became Head of Printmaking, a position which he held until his retirement in 1983. Frederick Hagan has held memberships in the Canadian Society of Graphic Art (of which he was made an Honourary Member in 1965), the Canadian Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Print and Drawing Council of Canada. His work is in the collections of numerous Canadian galleries. Frederick Hagan passed away on September 6, 2003 at the age of 85.
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Fonds acquired from creator in December of 2000.
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The fonds consists of sketches and preparatory works of art from throughout Frederick Hagan’s career, records of his teaching at the Ontario College of Art, personal correspondence, poetry by Hagan, photographs of the artist and his work, journals and record books, press clippings and representative wood-blocks used in printing. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence Exhibition files Exhibition notices and invitations Exploration of Canada stamps Letters to Isabelle Hagan Ontario College of Art files Photographs Poetry – loose Poetry books Posters Press clippings Record books Subject files Travel journals and notes Wood-blocks for Poems for Alice Works on paper
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Publications received from Frederick Hagan together with this fonds have been catalogued and added to the library collection of the E. P. Taylor Research Library and Archives. A list of these titles is available.