1935 - 2006

Brian Ernest Hagger, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 29 January 1935, only child of Arthur Ernest Hagger (6 September 1908-25 December 2001), manager of a hardware store, and his wife Edith Emily N. née Broome (17 January 1902-1976), who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1931 and in 1939 were living at 41 York Road, Bury St Edmund's. Brian was educated at West Suffolk Grammar School, Bury St Edmund's and in 1952 won the second highest award out of 5,220 entries at the Royal Drawing School Children's Academy at the Guildhall, London. Brian then studied at Ipswich School of Art 1952-1956 and, after National Service, the Royal College of Art 1958-1961, his teachers included Colin Moss [q.v.], Philip 'Pif' Fortin [q.v.], Ruskin Spear (1911-1990) and Carel Weight (1908-1997). Between leaving college and 1976, when living in Brighton, Brian produced over 350 paintings of London, mostly of Fulham and King's Road, Chelsea. He has had mixed exhibitions at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham; Highgate and with the Norwich Twenty Group and had solo exhibitions at Bramante Gallery 1968-1971, Thackeray Gallery 1972-1975 with his last at Langton Gallery in 1976. He married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1964, Anne E. Richardson and had a daughter. In 1979 he returned to East Anglia living at Norwich, Norfolk where he died on 18 March 2006.

Works by This Artist