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Hanson, Dewey

Collection Creator:
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Duane Hanson papers, 1935-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Duane Hanson papers
Duane Hanson papers / Series 4: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94dd185c8-1dbb-47b3-af66-a29a9bce6a7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hansduan-ref245

Duane Hanson papers, 1935-2006

Creator:
Hanson, Duane, 1925-1996  Search this
Hanson, Duane, 1925-1996  Search this
Subject:
Bush, Martin H.  Search this
Hanson, Dewey  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Visitors' books
Topic:
Sculptors -- Florida  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6110
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216313
AAA_collcode_hansduan
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216313
Online Media:

Mr. Hanson

Artist:
Duane Hanson, 27 Jan 1925 - 6 Jan 1996  Search this
Sitter:
Dewey Hanson, born late 19th century  Search this
Medium:
Mixed Media
Dimensions:
13.5cm x 18.5cm x 27.5cm (5 5/16" x 7 5/16" x 10 13/16"), Estimate
Type:
Mixed Media
Date:
1976
Topic:
Dewey Hanson: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Milwaukee Art Museum
Object number:
1979.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f99ef75f-4616-424d-848b-187839018030
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1979.29

Duane Hanson papers

Creator:
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Correspondent:
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bush, Martin H.  Search this
Hanson, Dewey  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Extent:
12.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Visitors' books
Date:
1935-2006
Summary:
The papers of Florida realist sculptor Duane Hanson date from 1935-2006 and measure 12.9 linear feet. Hanson's career is documented through biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, subject files, artwork, writings, printed materials, and photographs. There are numerous letters from the O.K. Harris Gallery and Ivan Karp, Dr. Martin Bush at Witchita State University, and Dewey Hanson.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Florida realist sculptor Duane Hanson date from 1935-2006 and measure 12.9 linear feet. Hanson's career is documented through biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, subject files, artwork, writings, printed materials, and photographs. There are numerous letters from the O.K. Harris Gallery and Ivan Karp, Dr. Martin Bush at Witchita State University, and Dewey Hanson.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and includes personal letters, fan mail, and correspondence with museums, galleries, universities, friends, and colleagues. Subject files also include scattered correspondence but typically contain printed materials and scattered business records. There is a slight overlap between the correspondence files and the subject files.

Biographical materials include a guestbook spanning 1978-1994 from many exhibitions. Also found are four videos, mostly of Hanson's television appearances and exhibitions. Personal business records contain loan records, damage reports, and expense records. Scattered writings include statements by Hanson about his artwork. Also found within the papers is one sketchbook and a few loose sketches. Printed materials largely consist of clipping files and exhibition catalogs. There are photographs are of Duane Hanson and his father Dewey, and of Hanson depicted with various works of art, as well as slides.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material 1978-1994 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Personal Business records, circa 1960s-1996 (Box 1-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1963-2006 (Box 2-8; 5.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1935-1996 (Box 8-9; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1970-1988 (Box 9; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1980-circa 1984 (Box 9; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1958-1994 (Box 9-14; 4.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1978-1990 (Box 14; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor and educator Duane Hanson (1925-1996) spent most of his career in South Florida and is best known for his hyper-realist sculptures of people. Duane Hanson was born January 17, 1925 in Alexandria, Minnesota. His family later moved to Parkers Prairie, Minnesota where he created his first sculpture in wood at the age of 13. He graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed his education with an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. During school and after, Hanson created realistic and grotesque sculptures of taboo subjects and other sculptures depicting physically violent occurrences.

In 1962, Hanson accepted a teaching position at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia where he remained for three years. At Oglethorpe, Hanson received grant funds to create his most well-known works out of resin and fiberglass. He moved to South Florida in 1965, where he continued to sculpt life-size human forms with detailed features and accessories.

Art dealer Ivan Karp at O.K. Harris Gallery took an interest in the works and represented Hanson, who moved to New York City to continue his career. He exhibited at numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and Germany. In 1973, Hanson returned to South Florida where he would remain for the duration of his life. His retained the national spotlight, however, and was very active in the Florida art scene. He was named Florida Ambassador of the Arts in 1983. Duane Hanson married his second wife, Wesla in 1968, with whom he had two children. Also, he had two children from a previous marriage which ended in divorce. Hanson died of cancer in January of 1996.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Duane Hanson conducted on 1989 August 23-24 by Liza Kirwin.
Provenance:
Duane Hanson's widow, Wesla Hanson, donated his papers in two accretions in 1997 and 2006. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Florida  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Visitors' books
Citation:
Duane Hanson papers, 1935-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hansduan
See more items in:
Duane Hanson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97795d298-638d-4015-81ee-8e3b4577d93d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hansduan

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