Snug Harbor (SIGNED Etching)
Published by The Print Makers Society of California in an edition of 350 copies, 1928. Original etching SIGNED by the artist. Image size is 6 x 8". The etching is printed on cream wove paper and is in original presentation folder (19 1/4 x 13"). A fine copy.
"Every move I have made and everything I have done has always been to go back to the water and to the men who gave it its romance. I love them all." (Edan Hughes - Artists in California). Item #20780
Armin Hansen (1886–1957) was a prominent American painter of the en plein air school, best known for his marine canvases. Hansen studied at the California School of Design in the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and in Europe. He achieved international recognition for his scenes depicting men and the sea off the northern coast of California. Hansen’s “etchings and paintings of marines, coastal scenes, and the fishing industry of the Monterey Peninsula have brought him to the pinnacle of fame in American art.” – Artists in California: 1786-1940, Edan Milton Hughes, pg. 196. This etching was selected as “the print of the year” by The Print Makers Society of California. Included with this item are related material and a sealed copy of the book The Graphic Art of Armin C. Hansen: A Catalogue Raisonne by Anthony R. White, the definitive work on Hansen’s oeuvre as a printmaker. ‘Snug Harbor’ is described and illustrated on pages 118-119.