James Hansen (1951-1997)
James Hansen came to Provincetown in the early 1980s and worked for
several summers in a studio at the Fine Arts Work Center. During
his years in Provincetown, he befriended many local artists, including
sculptor Paul Bowen, and painters Claude Simard and Myriam Laplante.
James died in 1997 at the age of 45.
An instructor at Yale and Brandeis, he exhibited at the Institute of
Contemporary Art in Boston, the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City,
the Alpha Gallery in Boston, the UFO and East End galleries in
Provincetown, the Eva Cohen Gallery in Chicago and in numerous other
locations across the U.S. His work is in permanent collections of
the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Rose
Art Museum at Brandeis University, Cantor Art Gallery, Boston,
Portland State University and others. He is the recipient of a
National Endowment for the Arts grant and a fellowship from the
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
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