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Johan Hagemeyer studied horticulture, and was apprenticed in Berkeley to McCullagh, a commercial portrait photographer.
In 1923 Johan Hagemeyer opened a portrait studio in San Francisco, which he occupied primarily from October thru early April. In 1922 he built a spring-summer studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and donated his photographs that December to a local fund-raising exhibit. He moved his Carmel address in 1924 to a new "artfully designed studio" at the prominent junction of Mountain View and Ocean Avenues, which became a meeting place for intellectuals as well as a "gallery" to display the works of local and visiting artists.
In 1928 Johan Hagemeyer relocated to a significantly larger "Johan Hagemeyer Studio-Gallery," where he devoted an entire room to his own pictorial art and held major exhibitions of prominent Post-Impressionists painters.
In February 1932 at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California Johan Hagemeyer displayed his photographs in a joint exhibition with Carmel's most famous Impressionist painter, William Frederic Ritschel. Through the spring and summer of 1938 he exhibited his landscape and portrait photos at the Guild of Carmel Craftsmen.
In 1947 he left Carmel and returned to San Francisco full-time. He died poor and virtually forgotten at age 78.
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