(1824 - 1908)
Asta Hansteen was active/lived in Massachusetts, Illinois / Norway. Asta Hansteen is known for portrait painting, drawing, writing, feminist themes.
Biography Asta Hansteen
Aasta Hansteen, also known as Hasta Hanseen (born December 10, 1824 – April 13, 1908), was a Norwegian painter, writer, and early feminist.
Aasta Hansteen was born in Christiania, modern day Oslo, the daughter of Christopher Hansteen, a noted professor of astronomy, geophysics and applied mathematics at the University of Oslo. She started her art education in Copenhagen (1840 - 1841) where she learned to draw. She continued her training for three years at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where she studied fine brush alignment. She is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. She exhibited her work at the 1855 World's Fair in Paris.
She returned to Norway and settled in Christiania where she, for several years, was in dema
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