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 Ejnar (Einar) Hansen  (1884 - 1965)

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Lived/Active: California / Denmark      Known for: portrait, landscape, still life painting

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Ejnar Hansen
from Auction House Records.
Girl in a Pink Skirt, 1953
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on Jan. 9, 1884, Hansen attended the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen. He arrived in the U.S. in 1914 and lived in Michigan and Wheaton, IL before settling in Pasadena in 1924.  He taught at Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes, Pomona College, John Muir College, and the Pasadena School of Fine Arts.  Hansen died in Pasadena on Sept. 26, 1965.

His oeuvre includes still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and figure compositions in oil and watercolor. His works won many awards in southern California exhibitions from 1927.

Member: LA AA; Pasadena Society of Artists.

Exh: AIC, 1918, 1945, 1946; LACMA, 1927 (1st prize), 1941, 1954; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1928; Calif. State Fair, 1930; Stickney Hall (Pasadena), 1932; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1934, 1941; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936-37; Modern Art Gallery (Hollywood), 1936; Calif. WC Society, 1937-55; GGIE, 1939; NY World's Fair, 1939; Pottinger Gallery (Pasadena), 1940; Padua Hills Theater, 1942; CGA, 1943; Cincinnati Museum, 1945; Santa Paula High School, 1946; NAD, 1946; City Hall (LA), 1951; MM, 1952; San Gabriel Valley, 1953; Pasadena Art Inst., 1955, 1956 (solo); Laguna Beach, 1959 (solo); LA AA, 1962 (solo). In: Lovelock (NV) Post Office (mural); Newport (CA) High School; San Diego Museum; Orange Co. (CA) Museum.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Who's Who in California 1942.
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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Born into poverty in Copenhagen, Denmark, he was raised on a dairy farm.  At age 14, he apprenticed to an interior decoration firm.  He studied at the Royal Academy of Art and an admirer of Edvard Munch, became a part of a group called "The 13," modernists painters who rebelled against academic painting and expressed great interest in Expressionism and cubism.

In 1914, he arrived in Chicago and lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and then settled in 1925 in Pasadena, California, where he was promoted by the Stone Gallery in Monrovia. He was successful with portraiture, which he taught at numerous schools, and with figure, landscape, and occasional still life painting.  "Plein aire" painting trips, many with Maynard Dixon, included Taos, New Mexico, Utah, and Denmark.

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