Carl Wagner was born in 1938 in New Jersey. He always had a passion for sculpting, during the 1960’s he decided to travel the country exhibiting his artwork. Wagner moved to Colorado in the 1970’s and built his own 5,000 sq ft foundry near his home in Salida. Carl was known for his animal, bird and mug sculptures. He was even collected by the former president Ronald Reagan.
Carl Wagner passed away in 2011 at the age of 72.