Hagedorn, Karl

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Hagedorn, Karl Gender: M
Adolf Karl Hagedorn
born on 11 September 1889 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°18 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°42'

Karl Hagedorn ("Recovery Stores at a Raoc Depot, Feltham," 1945)


German-born British painter and illustrator, who signed himself 'Hagedorn.' He became a leading figure in the Manchester art scene showing regularly at the Society of Modern Painters in the city, and also, from 1913 onwards, at the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club. He was naturalised as a British citizen in 1914, and served in the British Army during World War I.

Hagedorn provided illustrations for the Empire Marketing Board, Shell and the Radio Times and also worked as a part-time art teacher at Epsom School of Art. During World War II, he sold pictures of military subjects to the United Kingdom Government's War Artists' Advisory Committee. During the war, Hagedorn also worked for the Recording Britain project, producing views of Middlesex and Derbyshire, where he lived for a time.

Hagedorn's early works show Cubist and Futurist influences, although he later adopted a more conventional style. Some of his works are in the collections of Manchester City Art Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Wellcome Library, the Imperial War Museum, and the United Kingdom Government Art Collection.

Hagedorn died in London on 31 March 1969. An exhibition, Manchester's First Modernist: Karl Hagedorn 1889-1969, was held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, in 1994.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German emigrant to UK)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Art)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Collectible artist)