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Hancock, Capt. Walker K. | Hansen, T/4 Robert W. | Harris, Lt. Clyde K.

Hansen, T/4 Robert W.  

T/4 Sergeant, U.S. Army, Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Officer

A Professor Emeritus of Art at Occidental College, Hansen served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1946. He was transferred to Munich to serve with the MFAA under the direction of Capt. Jonathan Morey. Hansen worked as part of the motor pool, delivering works of art found in the field, such as the collection of Martin Bormann found at Berchtesgaden, to various collecting points.

Upon his return home from duty, Hansen completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska in 1948. He spent the following year at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and returned to Mexico in 1953 to study at the University de Michoacan in Morelia. Hansen taught briefly at Bradley University and the University of Hawaii before beginning his long career at Occidental College in 1955. He was granted full professorship in 1967, and remained at Occidental until 1987. Hansen was also an artist, and primarily worked in the expressionist style. His artworks can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum, both in New York City, as well as the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego.


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