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HANSTEEN, Asta (1824 - 1908), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HANSTEEN, Asta (1824 - 1908), Painter

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Norwegian, 19th century, female.

Born 1824, in Christiania (now Oslo); died 1908, in Christiania.


[not available online] [not available online]Asta Hansteen completed her studies in Düsseldorf around 1850. She showed talent as a portrait artist, although her forays into the domain of history painting were less successful. She ultimately gave up painting for literature, and emigrated to the USA around 1880. Her portrait of her father

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