(1892 - 1971)
Oskar J. W. Hansen was active/lived in California, Virginia, Arizona / Norway. Oskar Hansen is known for monumental figure sculpture.
Biography Oskar Hansen
Oskar Hansen is best known as a sculptor, but also did extensive writing on theology, astronomy and the arts. He was born in Norway, when it was a dual kingdom with Sweden, and his parents were Oskar II and Josephine Maximiliana Hansen.
Before coming to America in 1910, Oskar Hansen III went to sea as a cabin boy, traveling around the world five times as a merchant seaman for Norway. He also joined the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, attaining the rank of General of Brigade. In America, he served in the U.S. Army earning the rank of Major.
When he left the Army, Hansen settled near Charlottesville, Virginia, and devoted much time to sculpting, working in bronze, marble and wood.
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