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Hansen, Christian Peter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Hansen, Christian Peter

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German, 19th century, male.

Born in Keitum (Island of Sylt); died 1879, in Kietum.


Christian Hansen was a pupil of the painter and schoolmaster Olef Braren. After a period as a painter's apprentice he went on to become a school teacher. He was a chronicler of his own little country, describing the peasants and inhabitants. He was familiar with the German Romantics and Friedrich in particular whose 'naivety' coloured his own work...

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