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    Campus & Community

    The legacy of Paul Peter Hatgil

    By Mason Jones
    Published: Nov. 20, 2010

    If you’ve been to the university’s Visitor Center in Walter Webb Hall, if you’ve looked up at the top of the McCombs School of Business building or if you’ve visited the Bass Concert Hall, you’ve probably seen the art of Professor Emeritus Paul Hatgil.

    During his tenure of 34 years at The University of Texas at Austin, Hatgil instructed more than 2,000 students in the art of ceramics, sculpture and two- and three-dimensional design. Many of his works adorn public and private buildings and are included in national and international collections.

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      Prof. Paul Hatgil said on Aug. 27, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.
      I miss teaching. I do, however, continue in the arts by painting when time and energy permits.
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      Professor Emeritis said on Jan. 15, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
      I love my work.
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      Phyllis Akmal said on Dec. 7, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.
      I just happened on this video while visiting the UT website. Professor Hatgil's narration is thoughtful and insightful. If Professor Hatgil is this inspiring in a short video, I can only imagine the effect on his students. I'm a member of the Austin Mosaic Guild and sent the link of this video to the 80+ members. Several have already responded expressing their delight of the video. Thank you for a wonderful and touching presentation.
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      Elizabeth George said on Nov. 30, 2010 at 7:39 a.m.
      Dear Paul, You are a treasure and your art work is and always has been so pleasing to the eye. I love the mosaic behind you in your photo and the video of your life and work. You are an inspiration to us all. Sincerely, Elizabeth George
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      Costas Paizanis said on Nov. 24, 2010 at 10:45 p.m.
      Amazing artist. My daughter loves art. I can't wait to saw her the video. Its going to be such an inspiration to her.
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      John Kalogirou said on Nov. 24, 2010 at 2:02 p.m.
      Paul, congratulations on yet another recognition of your very successful and fulfilling career which incorporated break-through originality, creativity, flawless execution and transition of valuable knowledge to so many upcoming artists. You epitomize a model of success and principles inspiring the next generation and we are proud to have you as an adviser and friend within the Hellenic community of Austin.
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