Ejnar Hansen - Santa Barbara Hillside - 1935 - Oil on Board Mounted Canvas P2997
A really first-rate work from the hand of this extraordinary artist.
Measures 24" x 30 1/2". Frame 32" x 38 1/2"
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on Jan. 9, 1884, Born into poverty in Copenhagen, Denmark, Ejnar Hansen 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. 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.