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Virgil Broodhagen

Painter, Sculptor


Virgil paints “old Barbadian scenes” realistically in oil and watercolour. When representing the Barbadian theme in abstract form he paints
in acrylics.

One of Virgil’s paintings was featured on one of a five-stamp series issued in July 1995 by The Barbados Postal Service to commemorate the 300 th anniversary of Combermere School.

In November 2008 another paintings was featured on one of a five-stamp Christmas Series commemorating the 50 th anniversary of The Barbados Arts Council. On at least six occasions, his paintings have been acquired by the Government of Barbados for gifts to foreign Heads of State.


Through Mercia M.T. Grassi, Professor Emerita, Drexell University, Philadelphia curator of the Caribbean Artists Today Collection, his work can be found in public collections at the Villa Nova University Pennsylvania; Casa del Caride, Santiago de Cuba and the United Nations House in Barbados.

Virgil is the son of renowned artist Karl Broodhagan and worked with him on the Sir Garfield Sobers Sculpture which was unveiled April 2002 as part of Heroes Day Celebrations. He also designed the Cubana Monument which was erected in 1998 at Paynes Bay, St. James Barbados, in
memory of 73 passengers who perished on board the Air Cubana Flight October 1976.

One of his sculptures can be found in the Sculpture Garden in Changchun, China. He holds a BFA and has exhibited in multiple cities in Canada and the USA, in England and in Italy.


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