Armin O Hansen
(1893 - 1976)
Armin O. Hansen was active/lived in Wisconsin, Illinois. Armin Hansen is known for WPA muralist, portrait painting.
Biography Armin O. Hansen
Born in Chicago of German-American parents, Armin O. Hansen established
a career in Milwaukee as a noted portrait painter and muralist.
He was especially active in the Federal Arts Project during the
Depression era of the 1930s and served on the FAP Milwaukee Art
Commission. About thirty buildings in the Milwaukee area have
murals painted by Hansen including the Milwaukee Trade and Technical
High School, Bay View High School, Custer High School, the Pabst
Brewing Company reception and tap room, and the executive suite of the
Outboard Marine Corporation.
According to the federal census, he was in that city by 1910. He
attended West Division High School and studied with Alexander Mueller
at the Wisconsin
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