Estate Herman Casagranda The Magician Enamel on Copper c1960s. Artist signed on enamel and on back of custom frame. Frame is self standing or may be hung. He earned a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Denver. He taught in the Denver Public Schools for thirty-one years, teaching courses in drawing, painting, enameling, sculpture, and art history.
He retired from teaching in 1982. His enameling on copper is largely self taught. His commissions included twelve panels in enamel of the twelve tribes of Israel for Hebrew Educational Alliance, a crucifiction for Our Savior Lutheran Church, and a Torah breast plate for Temple Emanuel. His works were shown in numerous galleries and displayed in many shows, including the National Ceramic Show (1948) in Syracuse, New York, in the Wichita Art Association Show (1959) in Wichita, Kansas, as well at the Joslin Art Gallery, Nebraska, Denver Jewish Community Center, the Rocky Moutain Liturgical Arts Association, Denver Art Museum, and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.