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June 27, 2012

Sverre Hanssen painting

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Sverre Hanssen painting

Collection Minnesota Historical Society. Lent by the Fine Arts Collection, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Gift of the Ah-Gwah-Ching Archive.

Oil on canvas painting of a train yard painted by Sverre Hanssen in 1936.  Hanssen was commissioned to complete the work by the Works Progress Administration.

To see more artworks produced during the Great Depression, visit the exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists, on view at the Minnesota History Center through September 30, 2012.

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2 Responses to “Sverre Hanssen painting”

  1. Jenny Says:

    And if you would like to see this painting up close, visit the MHS Library’s Weyerhaeuser Reading Room.

  2. John Says:

    That’s beautiful! I love how it has sort of a realist feel to it. I don’t know what I’m talking about, but it appeals to me a great deal.

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