Kentucky Tobacco Auction
William Kay Hagerman (1893-1978) was born in Ohio. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Sorbonne in Paris while serving in France during World War I. He began his career producing newspaper and magazine illustrations. He and his brother Gale operated an engraving company in Denver. Since Hagerman seldom dated his work, it is difficult to tell when specific prints were made. However, his early works were signed "Will Kay Hagerman", and from the early 1940's onward, his signature was "Kent Hagerman."