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Gordon Wagner

 (1915 - 1987)
Gordon Wagner was active/lived in California.  Gordon Wagner is known for sculpture, assemblage, abstract painting.

Gordon Wagner

Biography from the Archives of askART

Gordon Wagner (1915-1987)

Born in Redondo Beach, California, Gordon Wagner is noted for his childlike assemblages, an interest that stems from his childhood when he began collecting cast-iron toys, photographs and other memorabilia.

Together with Paul Bouchard, Gordon Wagner ran the gallery at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, California. Both artists had studios there in adjoining buildings from 1981 -1983.

The first  director of Angels Gate Honor Kirk, moved to Cambria, California and opened the "Aquarius Gallery" in 1986. "Gordon Wagner & Paul Bouchard" was the first exhibition at the gallery.

Richard Candida Smith from the Oral history Department of UCLA interviewed Gordon Wagner for almost two years before his death.  The two volume set was copyrighted in 1989.  Available from the Oral History Department of UCLA.

Sources include:
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Additional information provided by Paul Bouchard.

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About  Gordon Wagner

Born:  1915 - Redondo Beach, California
Died:   1987
Known for:  sculpture, assemblage, abstract painting