Archive for July 14, 2014

Artist of the moment…..Street Artist Team Etam Cru


Etam Cru consists of artists from Poland named Sainer and Bezt. Bezt was born in Turek, Poland in the year 1987. Sainer was born in Lodz, Poland in the year 1988.

The duo met each other when they were attending the Academy of Fine Art located in Lodz, Poland. Both artists work in the commercial and graphics design field.



In this clip we visit the studio of Etam Cru and see them at work:

Here we see the artists at work on a very large scale. Not only are the characters very animated and lifelike, we must remember in some cases the figures might be 5 stories high. The team is great at depicting subjects difficult for most artists, fabric and clothes and also hands:


price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Etam Cru:



Artist of the moment……..Herman Hansen


Herman Hansen was the father of the previous artist, Armin Hansen. Herman Hansen was born in Dithmarschen, Germany in the year 1854.

As a youngster the artist was encouraged by his parents to draw and paint. Hansen’s father was a draftsman.  When Hansen reached the age of 16 years old, his family allowed him to study with a famous artist who was renown for his military scene paintings. This would help the artist the rest of his life as he was able to produce wonderful compositions that showed the light and hope of the Great American West.

Hansen also studied in England for brief period of time. The artist came to the United States and attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

Herman Hansen passed away in 1924.

If you this artist and his compositions be sure and review artists Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Russ Vickers, and Howard Terpning. All of these artists were great at depicting scenes that had many figures. These include wagon train parties or a smaller group of people moving by horseback.

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000. Hansen worked mainly in oils and watercolor.

Great to see three generations of professional working artists!



Artist of the moment……Armin Hansen


The next two posts we will be studying a father and son painting team, the Hansen family. This post will be about Armin Hansen, the son of Herman Hansen who was  renown for his paintings of the American West. Hansen is associated with the Impressionist style.

Armin Hansen was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1886. His father Herman Hansen gave his son many lessons on drawing and painting.

For his collegiate education Armin Hansen attended what is now the San Francisco Academy of Art. The artist also studied in Germany.

Armin Hansen also taught at the University of California at Berkeley.

Hansen enjoyed painting the waves and surf he saw at the coast line of Monterey, California. He also enjoyed painting the fisherman and many of his best works include fisherman going out on rough and tough waters.

Armin Hansen passed away in 1957.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $400,000. Hansen worked in oils, watercolors, crayon, and was an avid printmaker.