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Harry Hansen (1942-2013)

Harry Hansen may be best known for the painting The Edgar Palmetto. This watercolor was featured as the book jacket art for Walter Edgar's book South Carolina: A History. However, Hansen was also a long time member of the USC art faculty and he mentored many successful artists including Tarleton Blackwell. In recent years Hansen struggled with dementia but, as his wife artist Dee Hansen reflects, "He never lost his artistic nature or his drive to create." Hansen peacefully passed away Saturday Sept 7, 2013.


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