7 KENT HAGERMAN SIGNED INTAGLIO ETCHINGS:
20th c., Kent Hagerman (1893 - 1978, America), etchings on ecru paper of the following titled: 1.) Meet and the Camp. 2.) Bowl Action, Florida. 3.) Had Him. 4.) Out of Nowhere. 5.) Winter Show (Silver Springs), Florida. 6.) Florida Bear Hunt. 7.) - Cast. all titled and signed in graphite, 10.5"h x 13.25"l
Kent Hagerman fought in WWI and was stationed in France. While there he studied art in Paris at the Sorbonne. He even attended lectures by Renoir. After the war he and his brother moved to Colorado where they opened an engraving business in Denver which became the largest engraving company west of the Mississippi. In 1933, Hagerman moved with his wife, Carrie, to Lakeland, Florida, where he lived until his death in 1978.
Hagerman worked for the Tampa Tribune in 1950. Mass Brothers Department Store in Tampa used Hagerman scenes of the Gasparilla pirate invasion for its advertisements. A sculptor, Hagerman was commissioned to create bronze bas reliefs of famous physicians including Dr. Herman Watson, founder of the Watson Clinic in Lakeland; Ludd Spivey, former president of Florida Southern College; Joker Marchant; and baseball star, Al Kaline. Hagerman lectured on art at the University of Florida and at Florida Southern College. An exhibit of his work was shown at the 1985 Lakeland City Centennial celebration.