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Charles Andrew Hafner

 (1888 - 1960)
Charles Andrew Hafner was active/lived in New York, Nebraska.  Charles Hafner is known for portrait bust sculpture, medallic art, painting, ship camouflage.

Charles Andrew Hafner

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following was submitted by Edwin Mansour:

Charles Andrew Hafner-sculptor, painter teacher
Born October 28 1888, Omaha NE, died July 29 1960 in NY.

He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1925, he was named instructor at the New York Evening Industrial School, and he also served as director of adult art classes of the University of the State of New York in 1933.

His work won the bronze medal at the Olympiade Art Exhibition in the Netherlands in 1928. His designs have been shown at exhibitions of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the Architectural League of New York, the Brooklyn Museum and the Albright and Reinhardt Galleries.

Mr. Hafner was founder of the American Veterans Society of Artists, Inc. He is well known for his busts of Thomas A. Edison, Daniel Carter Beard, Maude Adams, and Richard Strauss. His Peter Pan was done for a fountain in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre in NY. He also created medals and plaques.

Biography from the Archives of askART
In 1918, Charles Hafner served as a ship camouflage artist in the Third Naval District in New York (during which he probably worked with muralist William Andrew Mackay). This is verified by his entry in Who Was Who in American Art. At the end of the war, the following social note appeared in Art News, Vol 17 (1918), p. 25—

Charles Haffner [sic], the sculptor who was working in the Camouflage Department for the Government, has returned to New York and has taken a studio in the Holbein [Studios at 154 West 55th Street in Manhattan], where he is modeling portraits and figure compositions.

Submitted by Roy R. Behrens
Author of Ship Shape: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook

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About  Charles Andrew Hafner

Born:  1888 - Omaha, Nebraska
Died:   1960 - New York City
Known for:  portrait bust sculpture, medallic art, painting, ship camouflage