Jorgen Hansen: Bird
Jorgen Hansen, circa 1960: "Bird," abstract mixed media on board, art 24 x 48, framed 27 x 51 x 1.5. Glorious midcentury work.
Jorgen Hansen was born in Chicago, IL on April 26, 1922. Jorgen was the son of noted painter, Ejnar Hansen. He had his first solo show at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel at age 12. During WWII he was a bombardier. After the war he studied at UC Berkeley, Jepson Art Institute, and USC School of Fine Arts. He further studied in Paris at L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and then completed his degree in fine arts at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then taught at Ventura College, served as educational curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Arts. For 30 years he taught painting in the Santa Barbara Adult Education program. He died in Santa Barbara, CA on February 24, 2008.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Santa Barbara Independent, 9-30-2008 (obit).
Painting is from the Jorgen Hansen estate.