Logan Maxwell Hagege is an artist who paints figures and landscapes. He began studying art seriously when an early interest in animation led him to a local art school, Associates in Art. While attending life drawing classes, his interest moved from animation to fine art. Later he attended the academy’s advanced master’s program, modeled after old-time French art schools where students spent more than six hours per day drawing and painting live models. He also studied privately with Steve Huston and Joseph Mendez.
Hagege draws inspiration for his subject from his native Southern California as well as his travels to view various landscapes in the American Southwest and the Northeast coast of the United States. His subjects are contemporary American Indians living in the Southwest as well as modern landscapes that are timeless both in life and in his works.
Hagege’s recent awards include the Artist’s Choice Award at the 2013 Coors Western Art Show and Sale, and the Henry Farny Award for Best Painting at the Eiteljorg Museum’s 2014 Quest for the West. He was also given the Gene Autry Memorial Award in 2014 and 2015 at the Autry Museum of the West’s Masters of the American West for the best grouping of paintings.