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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chas Fagan at the fort

From his early days as a young boy playing along the Native American Catawba Trail in Ligonier Township to his studies abroad in Europe, Chas Fagan's childhood was surrounded by history.
The renowned artist, sculptor and portraitist said he goes back those experiences for each project he undertakes.
“Ligonier Valley's woodlands and pastural scenes are the inspiration for landscape paintings,” Fagan said. “I am comfortable when I paint in an atmosphere that I know. It gives me a chance to slip back for a moment into the imaginary world of childhood.”
Fagan was the guest speaker Friday at the final installment of a three-part lecture series “George Washington's Friendly Fire Incident of Nov. 12, 1758,” at Fort Ligonier.

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