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Karl Hagedorn: Rhythmical Expressions

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Karl Hagedorn, Self-portrait with Pipe (c.1915) © The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Discover an unjustly forgotten artist

The paintings of German immigrant Karl Hagedorn (1889 – 1969) are some of the earliest and boldest examples of post-impressionist work produced in Britain.

Hagedorn’s early works baffled art critics of the time with their strange colours and sharp angles.

He believed that art did not need to represent its subject in a conventional manner now that photography could fulfill that purpose. His paintings (which he called ‘rhythmical expressions in line and colour’) were heavily influenced by other European artists such as Pablo Picasso, Gino Severini and Henri Matisse.

Created in partnership with Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, this is the first exhibition of Hagedorn’s work in nearly 25 years.

 

Find out more about Karl Hagedorn and his work in our accompanying exhibition catalogue, available from Pallant Bookshop.

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Original expression of individuality is the greatest form of art – only few have attained it and those few only by dint of much thinking.

Karl Hagedorn

Discover the work of Karl Hagedorn

Still-life with Plant (n.d.)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Buxton from Westbourne (1922-27)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Kneeling Nude (1913)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Design for Manchester University Rag Rag (1926)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Burford, 1923

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy
of Liss Llewellyn

Design for Poster: Washing Powder (n.d.)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Village Street (1916)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn

Self-Portrait with Pipe (c. 1915)

© The Artist’s Estate, courtesy of Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

A sepia toned photograph of a man sitting in a desk chair with a pipe in a room covered with books and fabric