Joseph Mellor Hanson

The American artist, Joseph Mellor Hanson (1900-1964) was a close friend and colleague of Norman Daly. We are assisting in the placement and acquisition of several of his works and look forward to introducing a wider audience to his work. For more information, please contact us.

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Joseph Hanson
(American 1900-1963)

Joseph Mellor Hanson was a Modernist painter. Born in Halifax, Englan, he moved to Paris in 1925 and worked under Lhote, Friesz, Leger and Ozenfant, eventually becoming the assistant of the latter until he returned for a short stay in England. While in the French capital he exhibited in 1924 at the Salon des Independants and had his first one-man show in the Galerie Mots et Images in 1928, followed by one at the Galerie Aubier. During the first half of the 30s he exhibited around Europe, Stockholm and Zurich, before leaving the continent for the United States. In 1945 he was teaching in Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He returned to Great Britain where he passed away.

Museums
Bankfield Museum, Halifax, England
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of the University of Georgia, Athens, USA
National Gallery of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, USA
Adrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Ithaca, USA

Bibliography
Paul ZIFF, J.M.Hanson, Cornell University Press, New York, 1962