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- Duane Hanson: A Master Returns
This exhibition featured eight life-sized sculptures by Duane Hanson, a noted American sculptor, and a former art professor at Oglethorpe University. Hanson's super-realist sculptures are cast from human models and rendered in polyvinyl, auto body filler (bondo), or bronze. designboom.com
- Duane Hanson: 'more than reality'
The retrospective of the late photo realist sculptor Duane Hanson is currently in the midst of an extensive tour of European museums. 30 sculptures are on show. Hanson describes the masses, their loneliness, their isolation and despair, with deeply sorrowful humour. artmolds.com
Hanson, Duane(1925-1996) was born in Alexandria, Minnesota and began working as a realist in his early teens. One solo exhibition in particular, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (1978), was influential in establishing Hanson as one of the leading sculptors of the late twentieth century.broward.org
- Duane Hanson's Archetypes of Humanity by James A. Findlay, Librarian
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
Apparently from the start, Duane Hanson's primary interest was in recreating the human form. His first extant sculpture is a three-dimensional wood rendering of the figure in Thomas Gainsborough's famous portrait The Blue Boy (c. 1770). Remarkably, Hanson created his version of Blue Boy in 1938 when he was thirteen, while living with his family in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, an isolated town of 700 inhabitants. kunsthaus.ch
- Duane Hanson: Interpretations
Hanson does not show societyâ€™s leading lights and winners, but concentrates instead on so-called ordinary people going about their daily business. All are what we define as average. Yet, astonishingly enough, in the long run these people are more interesting than the fake personas in a cabinet of wax figures with their elaborate clothes and make-up. This, in short, is the core of Duane Hansonâ€™s art. tfaoi.com
- Duane Hanson: Portraits from the Heartland
As an artist, Hanson was a social realist, looking at a broad range of people in society and making observations about their everyday life. He recognized and admired ordinary people, like laborers and theelderly, whom he believed had been marginalized by society. Through his art he sought to make the general public aware of their presence and contributions to society. tfaoi.com
- A large selection of text from â€˜Portraits of the Heartlandâ€™
As a social realist, Duane Hanson (1925-1996) took sculpture off the pedestal, removed the boundaries that separate art from life, and created a realism that compels us to take a closer look at our neighbors and ourselves. "The sculptures by Duane Hanson are uncanny in their realism and careful detailing of everyday life.