A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, is an American realist painter and frame designer.  Lagodich oil paintings, watercolors, prints and frames hang in major corporate and private collections; and his artwork has been reproduced in a number of books featuring American realist painters, including Paintings of California, by Ilene Susan Fort and Arnold Skolnick, and cover image for Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years On One Square Mile, John Hanson Mitchell, Basic Books, 1997.  He is currently continuing a series of plein air landscape paintings of notable sites along the Hudson River and rivers of the American West.