Jay Hoagland, born in Gloucester, Mass. in 1950, spent his early life as a “research brat” with his mom and three sisters following his dad from New England to Copenhagen and Grantchester, UK. Summers on Cape Ann nurtured a love of being outdoors exploring the shore and sailing. After high school he entered Marietta College in the pre-med program. A love of science became coupled with a love of art as the “Objective and Subjective” study of life and he ended up earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Jay lives with his wife Christie and sculpts in Rockport. After 34 years of teaching he has retired to dedicate more time to sculpture and travel.