Richard Hagerty's surreal supper
Richard Hagerty, A&S '73, has roamed the world teaching surgeons the art of cleft lip and palate repair in such countries as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Peru. He has also been a surrealist painter for over four decades. Over the past 10 years, he planned his series Via Crucis (The Stations of the Cross) and in 2017 completed the project. The painting shown here, The Last Supper, is now on exhibit along with the 14 stations at Saint Peter's Church in midtown Manhattan through May 17. "I was raised a Catholic, and the stations have always served as an important metaphor for universal suffering, and how we respond on a personal level," he says.