(1896 - 1964)
Vin Hannell was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana / Finland. Vinol Hannell is known for modernist painting, wood sculpture, printmaking, pottery.
Biography Vin Hannell
Vin (Vaino) Hannell, Finnish-American, 1896-1964
Vaino Hannell, an immigrant from Finland where he grew up and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Åbo, is considered a pioneering Chicago Modern Artist of the early 20th century. After being raised by his Uncle in Finland, he returned to his family in America and enlisted in US Navy Medical corps at the outbreak of WWI. He lost his eye in a laboratory accident and was supported by a government pension for his wound. In 1923 he married fellow artist Hazel Johnson, moved to Chicago and become part of the "Ten Artists" collective, a group whose modernist impulse was driven by their teacher at the Chicago Art Institute, Saul Bellows.
This modernism developed in a time w
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