The Cooper Molera Adobe, located at 506 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey, is proud to present an exhibit of paintings and etchings by Armin Carl Hansen (1886-1957). This exhibit, which highlights Hansen’s love for and dedication to the fishing community and the Monterey Peninsula, which be on display through March 2020. Cooper Molera Adobe is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-2:30pm.
Hansen is remembered as one of California’s most significant artists. Born in San Francisco in 1886, he began art lessons as a child and later studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews before heading abroad to study at the Royal Academy in Germany. To support his studies and painting, he took a job as a deckhand on a Norwegian trawler and other commercial vessels. Returning to San Francisco in 1912 Hansen briefly taught art at UC Berkeley and the California School of Fine Arts.
In 1913, Hansen came to Monterey where he eventually settled, taught painting and print making, and built a house on Eldorado Street. An active member of the community, he was a founding member of the Monterey History & Art Association, the Carmel Art Institute, and an early member of the Carmel Art Association.
Throughout the year, the Cooper Molera Adobe displays artwork from Monterey County institutions, galleries, and private collections that reflect or are connected to Monterey county’s history in a unique way. This particular exhibit of Armin Hansen's work is taken from the City of Monterey's art collection. It is presented by Presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Cooper Molera Adobe, the City of Monterey Museums Division, and Trotter Galleries of Carmel and Pacific Grove