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Reginald G Haggar (1905 - 1988)

Reginald Haggar born in 1903 , Ipswich, Suffolk,  and was mostly known for his ceramic work including being assigned as assistant art director at Mintons in Stoke on Trent in 1929. He later was head of art for Stoke and Burslem Art Schools becoming later known for his painting and illustration work. He was head of art at The Burslem School of Art when Arthur Berry, Norman Cope and John Shelton and Jack Simcock attended the art school in the 1940s.

Haggar was founder and president of The Staffordshire Society of Artists for many years. He also was a great supporter of Jack Simcock in his student days at Burslem encouraging him to exhibit his works with the society early on. Simcock describes him as such in his autobiography Simcock Mowcop.

Many of Haggar's works of the Potteries are now on display in the Museum and Art

Gallery of the area including The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Leek's Art Gallery at The Nicholson Institute. 

He was born in Ipswich and studied at The Royal College of Art. He died in 1988.