Hans Skalagard is active/lives in California / Denmark. Hans Skalagard is known for marine and seascape painting.
Biography Hans Skalagard
Hans Skalagard is a nautical artist. He is tall, solid and Viking - still painting almost every day. He has devoted the past fifty years to preserving the heritage of "Ships and the Seas" and has owned a gallery in Carmel, California.
He was born on the isle of Skuo in the Faroe Islands in 1924, and began painting when he was only eight years old, winning his first award at age ten. His nautical family traces their history back to the year 800 when the Vikings settled on the Faroe Islands. He grew up in a Viking drinking house with 8-foot thick walls - to withstand cyclonic winds. At the age of thirteen he became an apprentice seaman on a four-masted barque. He traveled the icy waters north of Ice
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