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Hans Heysen - German Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Hans Heysen (1877 - 1968)

Sir Hans Heysen was born in Germany but was raised in Australia after his family moved there when he was six years old. He worked mostly out of Adelaide and became a leading figure in Australian art history. He won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting a record nine times. As a young boy Heysen showed an early interest in art. At 14 he left school to work with a hardware merchant, later studying art during nights at Art School in his spare time. The Heysen Trail was named after Sir Hans Heysen.

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