Kristina Hagman Biography

Kristina Hagman




Kristina Hagman was born in 1958 in New York City, New York. Hagman grew up in Los Angeles and she began her education in art in 1977 at DeYoung Museum Art School in San Francisco, California. From 1986 to 1987 Hagman studied at Santa Fe Institute of Art and Design with Richard Diebenkorn and Nathan Oliveira in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hagman learned printmaking from Ron Pokrasso of Graphics Workshop and Sheila Coppola of Sidereal Press. She spent some time in Seattle and created the series, "36 Views of Mount Rainier" after being inspired by Hokusai's "36 Views of Mount Fuji." Her woodblock series was exhibited at Pacific Asia Museum in the summer of 2012. Hagman note on her webslite: "Mount Rainier’s iconic image is the very soul of Seattle. Its majesty and scale are beyond Seattle’s impressive man-made structures. The great Japanese woodblock master Hokusai had created “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.” Because of him, I was inspired to learn the wood block technique of print making in order to depict the Rainier landscapes in the same medium."

Kristina Hagman is currently living in Washington, D.C. and continuing to work on a series of woodblock prints called, "The West Coast: From Canada to Mexico." She has just published a book about growing up with her father, actor Larry Hagman of "Dallas" and her grandmother, actress Mary Martin. The book is entitled "The Eternal Party".

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