Tom S. Hageman
Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (4 of July 1943). Lives in Groningen since 1961.
Adres: Oude Boteringestraat 63-f, 9712 GE Groningen.
Internet: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.Tom-S-Hageman.nl
1960 - '70
1961 - 1963 and 1965 - 1968 Student at the Academy Minerva where he majored in 'free visual art.' Assignments by a public broadcasting company and several local newspapers (illustrations and season greetings cards).
1970 - '80
In the beginning of the seventies Hageman lives and works in Turkey and travels in Asia. Later, back in The Netherlands, he has been president of the Dutch ‘Professional Association for Visual Artists’ and became a member of the National Council for the Arts. He was the founder of the 'Foundation for Living and Working Spaces for Artists' Groningen (with approximately 80 studios in 7 buildings). In 1977 he became a teacher at the Academy Minerva.
In these years Hageman published several books: "Spillebuik" (comic strip); "The Revelation of St. John," an album with 30 drawings; "Manuscripts," an exhibition catalogue.
Hageman also had several exhibitions, for example: "Strips" (group, travelling by the Netherlands Foundation of the Arts); "Liberation" (group, travelling, also in the Groninger Museum; "Manuscripts" (solo) in the Cultural Center ‘d'Oosterpoort’ in Groningen and "Apocalyps" (solo) in the municipal 'Güzel Sanaat Galersii' in Bursa (Turkey).
Commissions: various illustrations and a serial of 25 gouaches for the Public Library in Groningen.
During the eighties Hageman continues to teach at the Academy Minerva, becomes coordinator as well as a member of the faculty. He also continues to be active in national associations for the arts and artists. For example as a member of the council of the national Foundation BKVB (Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
Hageman develops as an artist and works with several mediums, oil (the series "Erotic Landscapes"), gouache (the series "Rockin' Kimono's") and graphic prints. He creates housestile and posters for the ethnographic museum in Groningen.
1990 - 2000
In the early nineties Hageman works and lives in Prague where he starts as an artist in residence at the Prague Academy of Visual Arts and then is asked to give lessons as a guestprofessor as well.
In 1993 retires from the Academy Minerva. He was founder of the foundation 'Circuit' organising exhibitions in historical churches.
He continues to develop as an artist. He draws the strip, "Der Zauberflote Zweiter Teil" (Music: Mozart; Libretto: J.W. von Goethe). He is creating architectonic design in 'The description of the Freestate Rottum' He works on his series in oil "The Imaginary City of Prague" and "Natural Histories." He also makes etchings in a series, "The Book of Skeletons." Has several expositions in The Netherlands and publishes in national newspapers and magazines. Becomes an artist in residence in Belgium (Graphic Center in Kasterlee).
2000 - 2010
In commission for Staalbankiers (The Hague, The Netherlands) Hageman creates a diptych on "St. George and the Dragon." He starts working on the series "The Five Senses" (nudes) and portraits. Has several expositions in The Netherlands and Germany. In 2003 he has been an artist in residence in Spain where he has been working on a new series, "The Panorama of Callosa en Sarria."
In 2005 he starts the 'Classical Academy of painting art' in Groningen (Netherlands), a private school which has quickly become a leading institute in the field of traditional craftmanship in the Netherlands.
He starts working on the series "The Seven Deadly Sins", and "the lovelife of Zeus" and has a lot of exhibitions all over the Netherlands and many publications in catalogi, newspapers and periodicals.
In 2010 he starts the 'Classical Academy of sculptural art'
In 2013 he was royally knighted in the 'Order of Oranje-Nassau' because of special merits in in the field of the arts.
In 2015 he was panellist in 'The Representational Art Conference' (TRAC, Los Angeles, USA).
In 2018 he organises TRAC2018 in Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe, together with ILFAS, International League of Fine Art Schools. Participant in 'the Silk Road Inernational Art Exhibition, 2018' Xi'an, China.
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