Since this work is signed Einar, instead of his typical signature of Ejnar, this painting likely dates to the 1940's - early 1950's. Approximately 19 x 23 inches including frame. Actual visible artwork is approximately 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.
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Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on Jan. 9, 1884, Hansen attended the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen. He arrived in the U.
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. 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.
Who's Who in California. Modernism, Regionalism, portraits, figurative art, still lifes, landscapes.Praised in his time as the best portrait painter in Los Angeles County, Ejnar Hansen produced portraits (including those of many famous individuals) notable for their ability to express an insight into the human character, and a comprehension of the psychology that drove each subject. However, Hansen's work also encompassed still lifes and figure compositions, as well as landscapes whose relaxed tone seems to reflect the artist's freedom from the obligation to precisely portray his subject - thereby allowing his love of nature to shine through. In all of his artwork, economy and restraint, coupled with an undeniable empathy and honesty, were Hansen's hallmarks. Ejnar Hansen, born in Copenhagen, attended that city's Royal Academy of Fine Art. Hansen moved to the American Midwest in 1914, where he worked, somewhat anonymously. In 1924, upon his move to Southern California, Hansen's work began to achieve significant recognition. The move west also sparked an evolution in Hansen's palette, which previously had reflected his Scandinavian heritage with its toned-down, somber use of color. Life in Southern California encouraged the artist to become more romantic in expression and to use more enriched and brighter colors and textures.
Among Hansen's most famous works is a portrait of his friend and author Sadakichi Hartmann (who sometimes used the pseudonym Sidney Allan), now in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ejnar Hansen's art is expressionistic and dark, aligning him with such Scandinavian artists as Edvard Munch. In fact, as a young artist growing up in Denmark, Hansen admired Munch and became a member of De Trotten (The Thirteen), a secessionist group that rebelled against academic art and advocated modernism. Hansen, who had been raised in humble circumstances on a dairy farm, attended the Teknisk Skole while apprenticing to become a painting contractor. After reaching journeyman status, he attended evening classes at the Royal Academy of Art, while exhibiting and making caricatures for newspapers and magazines.
He left Copenhagen in 1914 to go to Chicago, and settled in the Midwest. In 1925 Hansen relocated to Pasadena, where he became a highly regarded portraitist and instructor in regional art institutions. His wide circle of friends included the painters Ben Berlin and Frode Dann, and the brilliant poet and art critic Sadikichi Hartmann. Hansen created a series of piercing yet sympathetic portraits of Hartmann, who was a long-time mentor and friend to the artist, and of others in his circle as well. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.