LOT 388

Herman Hansen


On the Ascent

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36 inches

ESTIMATE: $20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Signed lower right


Additional Information

Stories of the Wild West were not just isolated to the United States as they often soared over the Atlantic Ocean to excite youngsters in Europe. Herman Hansen was one of those children who had read stories about adventure, exploration, horses and buffalo on the great frontier. After studying first in his home country of Germany, Hansen went to London and then took a boat to New York City in 1877. He found the country still rebuilding after the Civil War, but also expanding westward. He studied in Chicago before taking up residence in San Francisco, where he painted some of the most dramatic and thrilling horse paintings in Western art. In 1906 he survived the San Francisco earthquake but his studio was destroyed. He later lived across the bay in Alameda. His son, Armin Hansen, followed him into the art world; he became a prominent marine painter who also spent a great deal of time painting rodeos.


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