Born in Coburg, Bavaria on March 16, 1907. Hans arrived in San Francisco in 1922. He worked as a janitor at the Palace Hotel while studying at the CSFA in the early 1930s under Boynton, Oldfield, and Randolph. From there he continued on a scholarship at the ASL of NYC. He died there in October 1974.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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