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Robert Brian Wagar

August 14, 1946 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 75)


Robert “Bob” Brian Wagar,75. of Asheville passed away on September 10, 2021 at the 

John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, NC.  Born August 14, 1946 in Chicago, 

IL, he was the son of the late William and Ruth Wagar.  He attended the Akademie der 

Bildenden Kuenste of Stuttgart, Germany, received a B.A. from Knox College, an M.A. 

and an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University.  He served in the U.S. Army. 1969-71, and 

was self-employed as a clay artist.  Bob was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church, 

the Kentucky Craft Guild, and Life Member of the Southern Highlands Craft 

Guild. His work is found in many NC collections, the Museum of Natural History of 

NC, the NC Center for Crafts, Northern Illinois University, and the Southern Highlands 

Craft Guild. He taught at Ohio State University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 

and the Campbell Folk School. Surviving is his spouse of 53 years, Angelika Klieber 

Wagar, son, Christopher Wagar, grandchildren, Luke, Clint and Teagan Wagar, all of 

Asheville, NC.

Services will be held outside at noon on  Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 

at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Donations may be made to the American Monetary Institute, PO box 601, Valatie, NY 12184 No flowers, please. 

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