Frank Hagel

Kalispell, MT


Topping Out by Frank Hagel

Topping Out

16″ x 24″ – oil – sold
Watering on the Marias by Frank Hagel

Watering on the Marias

9″ x 12″ – oil – sold
Piegan Nocturne by Frank Hagel

Piegan Nocturne

8″ x 10″ – oil – sold
Cree Trapper by Frank Hagel

Cree Trapper

8″ x 16″ – Oil – sold
Gros Ventre Hunting Camp by Frank Hagel

Gros Ventre Hunting Camp

20″ x 32″ – oil – sold
Medicine Rocks - Piegan by Frank Hagel

Medicine Rocks – Piegan

8″ x 16″ – Oil – sold
Medicine River Crossing-Frank Hagel

Medicine River Crossing

9″ x 12″ – oil – sold
Blackfeet at the East Front by Frank Hagel

Blackfeet at the East Front

9″ x 12″ – Oil – sold
Decision Point by Frank Hagel

Decision Point

16″ x 24″ – Oil – sold
Herd Bull by Frank Hagel

Herd Bull

11″ x 14″ – Oil – sold
Blackfeet Woman with Dog Travois by Frank Hagel

Blackfeet Woman with Dog Travois

9″ x 12″ – Oil – sold
Sunrise on the Upper Missouri by Frank Hagel

Sunrise on the Upper Missouri

30″ x 40″ – Oil – sold
Frank Hagel - Metis-Red River Cart in Winter

Metis-Red River Cart in Winter

12″ x 16″ – Oil – sold
Buffalo Runner by Frank Hagel

Buffalo Runner

8″ x 10″ – Oil – sold

Frank Hagel

Frank was born and raised in the Flathead Valley of northwestern Montana. He went to Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles on the GI Bill following his service in the Navy during Korea. He then worked as an illustrator at several advertising studios in Detroit for 11 years, winning two Silver Art Director Medals of Excellence for his work. Upon returning to Montana in 1972, he was commissioned by the National Park Service of the Dept. of Interior to sculpt 42 medallions that were cast in bronze and in silver commemorating all the National Parks for the Centennial of Yellowstone, which was the first National Park.

Since 1972, he has painted the western scene, becoming a student of western history and western life. His work depicts both historically significant events and the daily life of Indians, explorers, trappers, cowboys, wildlife, and all things Western. For the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, he completed a corporate commission of a dozen paintings, three of which appeared in The Smithsonian Magazine’s coverage of the Expedition. His paintings, known for their authenticity, are found in private and corporate collections across the country.

Frank lives and has his studio in a log barn on the banks of northwestern Montana’s Flathead River and often succumbs to pursuing trout on his favorite mountain streams, poking a load or two at game birds, or coaxing a golf ball around a course near Glacier National Park. He and his wife also have a home on the Rocky Mountain Front in Augusta, Montana.