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A New Renaissance


Artist Bio

Brett Wagner

Brett Wagner is an American artist from Whitefish, MT, who is deeply inspired by Renaissance and Baroque painters and other old masters.  As an entirely self taught artist he began studying classical realist art on his own to further improve his skills.  Focusing in Hyperrealism, he creates beautiful portraits with charcoal and graphite.  He enjoys adding a unique perspective to his work in order to make each piece memorable. Work by Brett Wagner has found its way into private collections from around the US and Europe.


My Stunning Creations

Each year, my work grows and evolves into something bigger, more interesting, and better. As an artist, there is no greater pleasure for me than finding genuine growth and improvement in my projects. As I have grown and matured, so has my art. Below are some of the pieces I recently created in my studio.




The Rose and Thorn



May 20, 2018

Cattleya is one of the latest works of my career, yet it touches upon some elements that continue to fascinate me and are somehow embedded into my work. An artist’s theme can often be seen and felt throughout the years, collections, and even individual pieces. Please get in touch in order to learn more about this piece.

16"x 20" charcoal and graphite on paper

February 11, 2019

My latest masterpiece "The Rose and Thorn" was inspired by the Wars of the Roses. To me, this piece represents an incredibly powerful theme that permeates our daily lives. I manage to evoke both the positive and negative energy of humankind, its selfishness, but also its incredible resilience.

18"x 24" charcoal and graphite on paper

Model Credit: Nicole Neumann

September 19, 2018

"Abolition" was inspired by studying the events of the French Revolution of 1789. This piece symbolizes the social and economic inequality of the time.  This piece and others are currently on display in my studio.

16"x 20" charcoal and graphite on paper







"Andromeda" is an unfinished piece that was inspired by the Greek Mythological tale. Andromeda daughter of King Aethiopian lay chained to a rock as sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus.

22"x 28" charcoal and graphite on paper

This continues to be a favorite piece of mine and many others. This work of art depicts Aramis, who is an abbe yearning to become a soldier yet again.

16"x 20" charcoal on canvas

Norwegian fashion model Caroline Kristiansen poses with her portrait of herself (Lioness).

16"x 20" charcoal on canvas


Thank You for viewing my portfolio and your continued support!!


"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."



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