Harbor Scene. Watercolor on paper. Signed 'Armin Hansen A.N.A.' lower left. Sight measures 13 in. high x 14.75 in. wide, (with frame 21.25 in. high x 22.75 in. wide).
Born in San Francisco in 1886, Armin Carl Hansen received his first art instruction from his father, Herman, a famous painter of the old West and frontier life. The younger Hansen later studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews during 1903-06 followed by two years in Stuttgart, Germany at the Royal Academy under Carlos Grethe. After visiting the art centers of Paris, Munich, Holland, and Belgium, he signed-on as deckhand to a Norwegian steam trawler, the first of many boats which he would crew during the next four years. Returning to San Francisco in 1912, he taught at UC Berkeley and the California School of Fine Art.
Condition. In very good condition. Not examined out of frame.