Edward Hagell

Born: 1895  |  Died: 1964

Edward F. Hagell. Painter. Lethbridge, Alberta. Active early 20th century.

Edward Hagell was a painter of naive works in oil. He painted, as a record, his memories of the early settlers and ranchers in Alberta. Hagell also made drawings in pencil and ink on paper. He is cited in Render, 1970.*

“His subjects were a personal attempt to document and preserve the early west prior to the impact of settlement.” (From the Galt Museum site in Lethbridge.)

A pen and ink drawing of a Native American camp by Hagell:

HAGELL. Ink on Paper.

HAGELL. Ink on Paper.



*Ref: Lorne Render. Glenbow Collects. Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary. 1970.

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999)

Ref: Wilma Wood. The Legacy of a Southern Alberta Artist.  Brush Education, 2005.