Armin Hansen Exhibit
About the Artist
Armin (Carl) Hansen (1886-1957) was born in San Francisco to a German-artist father. Armin attended the School of Design. After the 1906 earthquake, he was sent to Germany for art study. Armin spent his summers as a sailor on Norwegian trawlers. By the time he returned to San Francisco in 1912, he was completely dedicated to marine painting. The next year he moved to Monterey where he soon gathered a large group of students who have enthusiastically labeled his teaching years as “Monterey’s Golden Age.” Hansen was made an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1926 and in 1948 became a full Academician. Armin Hansen was one of the founders of the Monterey History and Art Association.