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Duane Hanson

 (1925 - 1996)
Duane Hanson was active/lived in Florida, New York, Minnesota.  Duane Hanson is known for sculptor of super real figures.

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Duane Hanson, born in Alexandria, Minnesota, is known for his ultra-realistic sculpture depicting ordinary people going about their daily-life activities such as mowing lawns, sitting at tables, playing games, etc.  His concepts relate to Pop Art in that mundane objects/people are treated as though they have worth and artistic merit, and to Photo-Realism because his figures are deceptively real in appearance.

Hanson was nearly forty-years old before finding the method and subject matter that became his signature work.

Hanson received his BA from Macalester College in 1946 and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1951.

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