Born 2 April 1947 in Wittingen, near Hamburg, Germany, Hagen Haltern grew up in Bonn, graduated from the University of Bonn, afterwards studied art at the Art Institute of Cologne, and then the Academy of Fine Art in Düsseldorf. In 1978 Haltern joined the art faculty at BYU. Bruce Smith recalls him as “this rising star from Germany . . .” whose “drawings signaled an artistic talent and awareness that far surpassed what most applicants could provide.”
We remember the late Hagen Haltern in the May 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.