Duane Hanson


Duane Hanson (January 17, 1925 – January 6, 1996) was an American artist and sculptor born in Minnesota. He spent most of his career in South Florida. He was known for his life-sized realistic sculptures of people. He cast the works based on human models in various materials, including polyester resin, fiberglass, Bondo, and bronze. Hanson's works are in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Smithsonian.

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Hanson is known for his detailed soft-sculptures featuring life-size depictions of normal American men and women in typically mundane situations: shopping, sitting on public benches, or resting. His work is considered Pop Art.

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United States


Artist, installation artist, painter, sculptor

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Duane Hanson

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