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American Surrealist: The Art of Richard Hagerty

by Richard Hagerty

American Surrealist presents a stunning collection of works by artist Richard Hagerty.

Surrealism provides the inspiration for Hagerty’s art, from his earliest dream-based watercolors of the late 1970s to his striking and brilliant oil paintings of today.

Through his art, Hagerty brings to life the essence and visions of the conscious, the unconscious, and the imagination.

The compilation features more than 250 works including 175 color reproductions, black-and-white sketches, uniquely-painted bones and found objects, which Hagerty has created over the past 40 years.

With an essay by art historian Roberta Sokolitz and an interview with writer Gary Smith.

Hardcover with dust jacket, Arts & Culture

 

$51.96

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American Surrealist presents a stunning collection of works by artist Richard Hagerty.

Surrealism provides the inspiration for Hagerty’s art, from his earliest dream-based watercolors of the late 1970s to his striking and brilliant oil paintings of today.

Through his art, Hagerty brings to life the essence and visions of the conscious, the unconscious, and the imagination.

The compilation features more than 250 works including 175 color reproductions, black-and-white sketches, uniquely-painted bones and found objects, which Hagerty has created over the past 40 years.

With an essay by art historian Roberta Sokolitz and an interview with writer Gary Smith.

Hardcover with dust jacket

About the Author

EE Richard Hagerty Grand Canyon Raft Trip 2014 photo by John Moore

Richard Hagerty is a surrealist artist who for more than 40 years has painted fantastic, visionary worlds.

Often based on dreams, always fueled by intense curiosity, Hagerty’s paintings explore manifold realms, including mythology, astronomy, anatomy, botany, history, philosophy, world religions, quantum physics and cosmology.

Widely collected and exhibited, this prolific, self-taught, iconoclastic artist is as well a plastic surgeon by training, ardent conservationist, outdoorsman, frequent overseas medical volunteer, amateur musician, and perpetual student. Hagerty lives and works not far from where he grew up in downtown historic Charleston, South Carolina.

He’s an outlier, an original, a Renaissance man for our times.

Advance Praise

“Richard Hagerty’s surrealist paintings reflect symbolic expressions of a genius who was born already knowing how to paint. Through self discipline and meditation he has been able to dip his brush into his collective unconscious genetic memory to create images that must be more that 30,000 years old.”

– Jonathan Green