Reginald Haggar, born in 1903 , Ipswich, Suffolk, as well as a painter was well known for his ceramic work and publications raising to assistant art director at Mintons in Stoke on Trent in 1929. He later was assigned head of art for Stoke Art and School and Burslem Art School becoming later known for his painting and illustration work.
He was principal of art at The Burslem School of Art when Arthur Berry, Norman Cope, John Shelton and later Jack Simcock attended the art school in the 1940s.
Haggar was also the founder and president of The Staffordshire Society of Artists for many years. During this time he 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 including those of the Potteries are in public collections across the UK.
He was born in Ipswich and studied at The Royal College of Art. He died in 1988.