301 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, California
Trotter Galleries has, over the last thirty three years, consistently maintained its reputation as a source for collectors by providing quality work of prominent early California artists, 1875-1950. Our gallery specializes in representative examples by formative artists such as Maurice Braun, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt, Evelyn McCormick, Edgar Payne, Thomas McGlynn, Armin Hansen, Mary DeNeale Morgan, E. Charlton Fortune, Arthur Hill Gilbert, William Ritschel, Granville Redmond, John Gamble, and Percy Gray.
We are always interested in purchasing quality works by important Early California Impressionists and American artists. We encourage you to contact our gallery by email, fax, or phone, as we are able to offer you the most favorable terms for outright purchase or consignment of your artwork.
Along with our membership in the Fine Art Dealers Association, we also maintain an active membership in the International Society of Appraisers.
We have two locations on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Please visit us in downtown Carmel on San Carlos near 7th, and in Pacific Grove on 301 Forest Avenue across from City Hall.
Again, we welcome inquiries to the gallery by email, Trottergalleries@comcast.net; fax: 831/625-1456; or please feel free to phone us at 831/625-3246(Carmel); or 831/649-3246 (Pacific Grove).
Terry and Paula Trotter
Armin HansenBiography of the Artist
(1886 - 1957)
"Fishermen Walking" 1925
3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Plate: Initialed and dated lower right. Titled lower left in pencil; signed lower right in pencil.
(1886 - 1957)
"Every move I have made and everything that I have done, has always been to go back to the sea and to the men who gave it romance. I love them all." Armin C. Hansen Armin Hansen’s seascapes, coastal scenes, and depictions of the fishing industry of the Monterey Peninsula brought him to the pinnacle of fame in American art. Born in San Francisco, CA on Oct. 23, 1886. Hansen received his first art instruction from his father, Herman, the famous painter of the old West and frontier life. The younger Hansen later studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews during 1903-06 followed by two years in Stuttgart, Germany at the Royal Academy under Carlos Grethe. After visiting the art centers of Paris, Munich, Holland, and Belgium, he signed-on as deckhand to a Norwegian steam trawler, the first of many boats which he would crew during the next four years. Returning to San Francisco in 1912, he taught at UC Berkeley and the CSFA. Settling in Monterey in 1913, he taught private classes and was instrumental in forming the Carmel Art Institute. Hansen had a studio-home at 716 Pacific until building a home next door to artist Julian Greenwell on El Dorado Street. He lived there until his death on April 23, 1957. Member: ANA (1926), NA (1948); Carmel AA (pres. 1934-37, 1948); Salmagundi Club; Société Royale des Beaux Arts (Brussels). Exhibited: Int'l Expo (Brussels), 1910 (1st prize); Calif. PM, 1910 (gold medal); Helgesen Gallery (SF), 1913, 1916 (solos); PAFA, 1914; PPIE, 1915 (silver medal); SFAA, 1915-25 (silver and gold medals; Oakland Art Gallery, 1917 (solo); Print Rooms (SF), 1920 (solo); NAD, 1920 (prize), 1925 (prize); LACMA, 1923 (prize); Painters of the West (LA), 1924-25 (gold medal); Smithsonian Inst., 1928 (solo); Calif. WC Society, 1930; De Young Museum, 1932 (solo); Grafton Gallery (SF), 1934; Penthouse Gallery (SF), 1934 (solo); Paris, 1938 (gold medal); GGIE, 1939; Chicago Society of Etchers, 1947 (1st prize); CPLH, 1957 (solo); Oakland Museum, 1959 (solo), 1981; Monterey Peninsula Museum, 1986, 1993 (solos). In: SFMA; De Young Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum; San Diego Museum; LACMA; Oakland Museum; Library of Congress; Newark Museum; NY Public Library; Cleveland Museum; Harrison Library (Carmel); NAD. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" MMA-1993, Essay-Anthony R. White; Art in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); Plein Air Painters (Ruth Westphal); American Art Annual 1919-33; Who's Who in California 1928; Who's Who in American Art 1936-56; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast 1946; California Art Research, 20 volumes; History & Ideals of American Art (Neuhaus); SF Examiner, 4-25-1957 & NY Times, 4-26-1957 (obits).