"An Artful Voyage, is indeed just that. Filled with beautiful high quality images, one undertakes the journey both on land and sea, right alongside the artist as he captures, with broad strokes, the essence of his subjects. Cleverly written with historical meaning as well as interesting facts about his life and works, the book is a visual delight as well as an important addition to any California Impressionist collection." —Vanessa Rothe, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine
Armin Carl Hansen (1886–1957) sought to capture the raw power and vitality of the Pacific and those who sailed it. The San Francisco native created lush still lifes, spirited rodeo scenes, and loosely rendered landscapes, but his signature subjects were the people who earned their living at sea. Hansen painted images of Monterey fisherman with bold masses of color and eliminated superfluous detail, yielding dynamic compositions that convey universal themes of physical labor, hardship, danger, bravery, and loss.
With over two hundred reproductions of Hansen?s paintings, etchings, drawings, and historical photographs, as well as a detailed biography and chronology, this monograph is a rich summation of Hansen?s artistic legacy. The book is released in conjunction with the exhibition collaboratively organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Crocker Art Museum, also titled Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage.