(1922 - 2003)
John Garrett Hanlen was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Kansas. John Hanlen is known for collage, war artist, regional scene painting, teaching.
Biography John Hanlen
Artist John Garrett Hanlen was born in Winfield, Kansas in 1922, and was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts* in Philadelphia, and The Barnes Foundation*.
Enlisting in the United States Army in 1942, he served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre making drawings and illustrations for armed forces publications. After the war he studied mural painting techniques with American mural painter George Harding, receiving The Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship for Mural Painting in 1951. He then collaborated with Harding for two years (1954-56) in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania on The John James Audubon Shrine Murals, with each depicting a different geographical area where Audubon painted.
Throughout his lifetim
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