John Hansen

John Hansen was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1957. In 1980 he graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, spending his last year in Florence, Italy.

Among his many achievements, Hansen was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Memorial award in 1979 and the Adeline Rockett Award in 1988 – both awards making early note of this artist's talent. It is only recently that Hansen has been able to focus on his work full-time. For Hansen, sound craftsmanship applied in a proper theoretically-grounded method is crucial to the effective expression of his reflections on life. Initially working from the imagination, he creates the composition in his mind. Hansen then gathers reference materials by using a camera to record the image of the figure, and by documenting measurements along with small, detailed sketches. He then sets to work in his preferred medium of oil, to create his realist, instrospective paintings.

Available artwork: 
Lilies by John Hansen
Lilies
Oil on Panel, 20 x 24.25
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Young Woman at Sewing Table by John Hansen
Young Woman at Sewing Table
Oil on Birch Panel, 30 x 40
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Young Woman at Dresser by John Hansen
Young Woman at Dresser
Oil on Panel, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Bracelet on Shelf by John Hansen
Bracelet on Shelf
Oil, 11 x 14
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Study, Young Woman with Red Gloves by John Hansen
Study, Young Woman with Red Gloves
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 12
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Conch Shell by John Hansen
Conch Shell
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 14
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Young Woman with Red Gloves by John Hansen
Young Woman with Red Gloves
Oil on Canvas, 37 x 32
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1957

 

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