Plein air landscape artist, Peter
Hagen, was born in New York City in 1944 and raised in Connecticut.
Numerous visits to the museums of New York with his family built
the foundation for his desire to become an artist.
Hagen studied art at numerous
institutions including the University of Arizona and the Art Guild in
Connecticut but he did not pursue art as a career until much later in
life. An exhibition he saw
in New York combined with his love of the outdoors convinced Peter to
sell his real estate business and return to painting full time after a
twenty year absence. A
painter in the true plein air tradition, Hagen paints on location from
nature wherever he travels. He
spends at least one month a year on Martha’s Vineyard, which provides
him with a broad range of subjects and vivid colors.
Peter currently resides in Santa Fe,
New Mexico with his family. It
is an ideal location full of constant inspiration for his
color-saturated, light-flooded and exquisitely rendered canvases of the
landscape. His work has
been featured in numerous shows and exhibits in Taos, Santa Fe, Aspen