Born in Chicago, John Jagger was a full time professional sculptor for over 45 years. His monuments grace many cities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and his editions designs number in the hundreds with edition numbers in the thousands in the hands of his collectors. His awards, prizes and patents are formidable.
A driven man, he designed and built 4 homes for himself, though he lived in his studio a number of times, where he worked until exhausted, fell onto a cot, rose and continued working, 24/7. He has been a champion in boxing, wrestling, and judo. He played piano in bars and played tennis for money, as he worked his way through college. He has lived on the ocean in Cambria, CA, and on top of a mountian in Atascadero, CA for years.