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John Hanson (1920-2011)

John Hanson (1920-2011)


"On Pier 24, Hamilton"

Artist Bio:

Watercolourist John Hanson was born in 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario. He grew up in the East end on Balmoral Avenue, North. As a young student passionate for art, Hanson attended Memorial (City) School. Under the supervision of art instructor, watercolourist, and printmaker, Viola Depew (1884-1992), Hanson began to explore his passion for the arts, which was contrary to his father’s advice. Viola Depew provided strong instruction for Hanson as she pass