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James Garrison Hagan

 (born 1930)
James Garrison Hagan is active/lives in Virginia, Kansas.  James Hagan is known for mod sculptor; Painting.

Biography   James Garrison Hagan

1950 graduate of Kansas State Univ. in Manhattan.  Creator of a newer, meaner-looking "Willie the Wildcat", the KSU mascot. Hagan made two Willie heads out of coyote and wolf hair.   The first head lasted from 1967 until 1980. The second lasted until 1993.  Hagan left Kansas in 1950 to live in the Chicago area and work in advertising, personnel, and labor relations.  In 1970
he returned to Manhattan and opened a schoolhouse studio devoting his full-time to art. Professor Emeritus of Art at the Univ. of Virginia, he has had a number of exhibits of his
sculpture and his graphic art.

Exhibitions: Zabriske Gallery, 1975.

Collections: National Gallery of Art.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Topeka Public Library. Kansas Artists List. (Mar. 11, 1988).; AskART,, accessed Nov. 26, 2007; Art Inventories Cat; Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.; Kansas! (4th issue, 1971).

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

Museums (1 - partial list):  James Garrison Hagan    

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