Artist Biography

1889 - 1950

Harry B. Wagoner was born in Rochester, Indiana on November 5, 1889. He studied art with Homer Pollock and in Paris and Italy. Returning from Europe, he continued at the AIC. During the 1920s he began spending winters in southern California. He was a resident there of Palm Springs, Beaumont, and Altadena. Well known as a painter of California and Arizona desert scenes, he maintained a studio-home in Phoenix for several years before his death there on April 9, 1950. Member: Hoosier Salon; International Society of Sculptors, Painters, & Engravers; Pasadena Sculptors & Painters. Exhibited: Stendahl Gallery (Los Angeles), 1927. Works held: Royal Academy (London); Cooper Union (New York City).

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