William HannumS. Roberts
I Lived in Carmel and Big Sur for many years. I have a Hannum painting of a beautiful brunette woman sitting in a chair. There is a table with fruit, teapot and flowers. The color and detail are exquisite. I believe it may have been of his early works. If memory serves right it must be 30 years old. If this interesting to anyone?
William HannumJohn Recca
I first started collecting William's paintings back in 1978. Having grown up in California, his vibrant coastal landscapes always made a connection with me. I now have only one oil, a nude, unusual since it's uncharacteristic of his typical landscape art. I'm sure there is a story here somewhere. On the back of the original wood boxed canvas frame, the title, "My Belle" is crossed out, and in its place are the words, "Looking Glass". I guess that will remain William's secret forever.
I guess I think of William as one of the best painters that I had ever met! I was the first and original publisher of all his oversized prints, and have the original of 'Rolling Coastal Lands' hanging in my dining room. William and his wife visited us in Vermont and I was at his house as well and spent lots of time with him in Carmel.
If there are any paintings available for publication I would certainly be happy to deal with the estate.
In the mid-eighties my wife and I purchased two William Hannum paintings depicting eucalyptus trees in deep shadow, sun-rimmed clouds over the Monterey Valley and the rising hills beyond. We bought them as Anniversary presents to ourselves. We didn't know Mr. Hannum but he continues to enrich our lives.
Hey John..remember me? William was my dad..he often spent many days with me at the beach..or on road trips sketching for his paintings. It was very sad when he passed away. I have fond memories of his carmel art association days and the wonderful paintings that he had me watch him paint. He took lots of opportunities to show me how to find beauty in nature. Its wonderful to know people are still enjoying his artwork. He did paint a couple of portraits of my mother..but unfortunately they were stolen when my grandmother passed away..my dad will be sorely missed by many!
The painting I found was a landscape of a house on the way to Cayucos. I will keep my eyes open
Bill was an old friend during the 80's...when he was the proverbial starving artist. He painted a portrait of me at his studio to thank me for helping him. It has disappeared from storage. I am sitting in an arm chair, meditating; yellow silk shirt and a colorful floral skirt. I wonder if anyone has found it? I do have photographs of it. I never knew him to do any other portraits...only landscapes which are no doubt the more valuable of his paintings.
history of artistMarina
Just recently (10/7) found a painting and couldn't find any info on the Artist in general til now.Please share history?
wiiliam B. Hannumjohn B. lima
My Name is John Brito Lima, I was one of Williams best friend, collecter and student, William's Obituarie infromation can be found in the Santa Cruz Sentinel dated thursday July 23rd 1998. He died on July 17th 1998 in Capitola California of cancer. He was 51 years old.
I will type more first hand information and forward to you. Carmel art festival 2003 is useing one of William's paintings as their Poster.