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"Pyramidal Geometric Abstraction" by Douglas Reid Hansen, Amer., (1900-circa1990)
Gouache with Chalk on illustration board, ca. 1930's-40's, 12-1/8 x 15-1/16, unsigned, tack holes and glue residue in margins of board. From the artist's estate. Douglas Reid Hanson studied with Charles Hawthorne, and at Corcoran School of Art, National Academy, Broadmoor Art Academy, Fontainebleau, and the Austrian St. School of Art & Industry. From 1938 Hanson was art professor then art dept. chair at U. of Missouri, exhibited at the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Toledo Museum of Art, Kansas City Art Institute and elsewhere. His career encompassed portraiture, his own art and commerical work. He likely retired to HiIlton Head Island, SC where I purchased 3 pieces from his estate in the late 1980's. His early to mid century modern abstract painting style and use of color are both complex and engaging.