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Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell fonds

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Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20071015
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1…
Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
History / Biographical
Edward Fredric "Teddy" Hagell was born June 20, 1895 in Coaldale, Alberta. His father, Edward Hagell, arrived in Lethbridge from England in about 1800 with his wife, who died with the birth of her first child, Cora. Edward Hagell started the first newspaper in southern Alberta. Edward and Ellen (2nd wife) had four children: violet, Freda, Albert, and Edward (teddy). Teddy began drawing at the age of 2 1/2 years, winning numerous competitions without having any formal training. He was a self-taught artist, though he did take some lessons in etching while in Vancouver. E.F. Hagell gained fame as a Canadian range rider and artist, depicting the early cattle country in much of his work. His father and two uncles homesteaded and established the 'Three Links' cattle ranch west of Cardston, in the Mountain View district. Hagell's own experience of ranching complemented his love of the outdoors, from which he developed his own unique style in the tradition of artists such as Rosa Bonheur, Charles Russell, and Fredrick Remington. Hagell married Cora Marie Pelletier in 1919 and the couple left for Los Angeles that year. They had three children born in 1920, 1922, and 1923, before moving to Vancouver in 1929. Hagell had the first one-man exhibition at the Vancouver art gallery when it opened in 1932. That year the family returned to Coaldale, where they stayed until moving to Calgary in 1935, and back to Lethbridge two years later. In the mid 1940s the Hagells moved to Brampton, Ontario, where they remained until settling in pincher creek in 1952. E.F. Hagell returned to Lethbridge just prior to his death in 1964, at the age of 69. The work of E.F. Hagell is unique in that it was confined exclusively to prairie and mountain scenes of western Canada. Many of his works reproduced incidents he saw and experienced and most pieces were done in pen and ink. Every one of his drawings or paintings contained at least one animal; he had little interest in depicting people. Hagell wished, through his work, to preserve the history of the early days of the west before mechanization was introduced. Hagell received international recognition through a series of prints and etchings circulated through the Canadian national parks. Collections of his work were shown in or recognized by the Beaver Club in London, the Royal Canadian Academy, the London Illustrated News, Vista Del Arroya--Passadena, painters and etchers of Ontario, and the Glenbow foundation in Calgary (in 2006 Glenbow transferred a major part of their Hagel related artifacts to the Galt Museum & Archives. The Galt now holds the most significant collection of Hagel works.) His first major exhibition was in California, with subsequent shows in Oklahoma; Texas; the sportsman's show in Toronto; the Calgary Stampede; the 1951 Lethbridge Exhibition and Rodeo; the Calgary Petroleum Club; and an exhibit staged posthumously by his wife in 1970, at the Provincial Museum in Victoria, B.C.. During his career as an artist, hagell painted and drew about 1500 works. He also began writing in 1930, later publishing a collection of poems and short stories. He worked in various other jobs throughout his life, but mainly in window trimming and interior display for department stores. According to his son, Barnett, Hagell could not make a living from his art because if he showed in New York his work was considered too Canadian and in Toronto it was too western. He was not a good salesman for his own work as he considered the people who attended the exhibition cocktail parties to be phoney and insincere. He had a great love for the prairies and farming, and was a great storyteller, especially to children.
Custodial History
Donated by Dalton G. Hagell
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1935-1963 2007.1015/005 Catalogue of originals; list of pictures sold to Glenblow; summary of Hagell biography; list of oils; list of black & white prints; address list; 2 photos; 2 negatives 2007.1015/006 Consignment invoices; price list with descriptions; Stampede Salon of Fine Arts program, picture list numbered; 3 art reproductions; 2 photos 2007.1015/007 Personal receipts 2007.1015/008 Guest register, July 28, 1970; Oklahoma Exhibition program; art samples, letter from mayor of Lethbridge; cards; invoices and receipts for art; 2 photos 2007.1015/009 Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, 1932-1934; The Art Gallery of Toronto exhibition, 1935; Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1935 2007.1015/010 Newspaper clippings, Violet’s diaries 1924-1964; Wilma Wood correspondence; 1 photograph 2007.1015/011 Hagell family history documents; The Story of the Press, 1928 2007.1015/012 Correspondence 1959-1960 2007.1015/013 Artist’s notes on dinnerware; hanging art for display purposes; city art suggestions for historical subjects 2007.1015/014 Ted Hagel poetry 2007.1015/015 Correspondence 1932-1973 2007.1015/016 Prints and sketches for art; notes; 1 print; 35 sketches 2007.1015/017 Catalogue of Charles M. Russel artwork; taxidermist catalog; brochure: Indians of the Prairie Provinces 1 photo 2007.1015/018 The Noble Foundation [working documents] 2007.1015/019 American Scene [magazine of Glicrease Institute]; ideas for Calgary Brewery’s Horsemen’s Hall of Fame
Accession No.
20071015
Collection
Archive
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Lethbridge Artists’ Club fonds

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Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131021
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minute…
Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Artists’ Club
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Artists’ Club first began when a group of citizens interested in organizing an art exhibition in 1932, held at the YMCA. By 1936, a number of Lethbridge artists decided to create a club to organize regular exhibitions and art classes that were previously offered on an irregular and informal basis. A meeting in October of that year at the home of Anna MacKenzie formalized the creation of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, with Miss Mackenzie serving as president. The club held meetings, classes, annual exhibitions and outings to various sites in southwestern Alberta. Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson would attend club events and outings while visiting his brother Ernest in Lethbridge. His avant garde landscapes and enthusiasm for on-site sketching provided an influence to members of the Sketch Club in its early years. Further influences on the group were the instructors of the Banff School of Fine Arts, where the Club would send an annual scholarship winner, and the instructors of an annual summer session held in Lethbridge. The most frequent instructor of these sessions was H.G. Glyde of the Technical Institute in Calgary and later the University of Alberta. Over the years membership in the club grew and the club attained a more permanent space at the former Bowman School through a favorable agreement with Lethbridge School District # 51. When the building passed to the City of Lethbridge in 1963, City Council agreed to maintain the terms of the agreement the Club had with the School District. This agreement provided a basis for the establishment of the Bowman Arts Centre, as other arts and crafts groups and the Historical Society were also offered space in the building and classes were offered daily by a variety of groups of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The Club continued to organize regular classes, workshops, demonstrations, and outings and was able to present two exhibitions annually of works by its members. Sometime after 2002 the club was renamed the Lethrbidge Artists’ Club.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minutes and correspondence; 2 photos; 1932 2013.1021/2 - Sketch Club Minute Book and Cashbook; 1944-1949 2013.1021/3 – Cash book; 1950-1954 2013.1021/4 – Minutes of Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1951-1966 2013.1021/5 – Registrations 1958; 1958-1959 2013.1021/6 - Membership Art Display May 2nd 1966; 1966 2013.1021/7 – Names of Artists in Competetion; 1966-1970 2013.1021/8 – Societies Act Information; 1980-1984 2013.1021/9 – Newspaper clippings; 1959-1999 2013.1021/10 – Club history and exhibitions; 1981-1996 2013.1021/11 – Club history; 1947-1996 2013.1021/12 – Lethbridge Sketch Club guest book; 1948-1951 2013.1021/13 – Visitors; 1967-1968 2013.1021/14 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1988-1988 2013.1021/15 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1989-1990 2013.1021/16 – Guests; 1990-1991 2013.1021/17 – Guests; 1991 2013.1021/18 – Guests of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1992-1994 2013.1021/19 – Guest Book; 1994-1998 2013.1021/20 – Photo album; 233 photographs; 1986-1992 2013.1021/21 – Photo album; 66 photos; 1992 2013.1021/22 – Photo album; 1987-2003 2013.1021/23 – A History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 audiocassette; 1989 2013.1021/24 – History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 collage poster; [N.D.] 2 copies 2013.1021/25 - Advertising clippings from papers; 1998-1999 2013.1021/26 - Club executive members; 1943-1990 2013.1021/27 – Memoriams of past members; 3 photos; 2000-2003 2013.1021/28 – Archival misc.; 1942-1989 2013.1021/29 – Life members; 1970 2013.1021/30 – Correspondence; 1957-1961 2013.1021/31 – Classes; 1956-1957 2013.1021/32 – Yates will; [196-] 2013.1021/33 – Newspaper clippings; 1966-1998
Accession No.
20131021
Collection
Archive
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