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Erin Hanson’s Open Impressionism Is Heading Overseas!

Erin Hanson participates in the Art in Embassies program for the second time

Saturday, July 14, 2018

We are excited to announce that Erin Hanson will again be participating in the Art in Embassies program, bringing her open impressionism to the American embassy located in Moscow, Russia. In this upcoming exhibition, three of her classic paintings will be showcased over the course of three years, imbuing spaces that will be enjoyed by diplomats and visitors alike with vibrant color and beauty.

She has participated in this program in previous years, providing her spectacular painting Sherbet Blues to the American embassy in Djibouti, Africa. 

Erin Hanson painting Sherbet Blues

Sherbet Blues, by Erin Hanson

The Art in Embassies program has a long, rich history of bringing art and beauty from one nation to another, creating a new way for countries to speak with one another and bridging relational and cultural divides. The program was initiated in 1953 by The Museum of Modern Art and established under the auspices of the Federal Government by President John F. Kennedy a decade later.

President Kennedy was a great supporter of the arts, saying “Art is the great unifying and humanizing experience.”

Erin Hanson is proud to display her work in American embassies across the world. As Erin said, “There is no better way to communicate the essence of a country and its culture than through art. I am glad to be able to represent my country with paintings of the beautiful landscapes found here in the U.S.” 

Erin Hanson painting Pale Horizon

Pale Horizon by Erin Hanson is among the paintings to be displayed at the Moscow embassy.

Enjoy Hanson’s classic pieces here. This portfolio includes art that is currently on display across the nation and around the world. You can also view her entire portfolio of paintings here


About Erin

ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a teenager, she apprenticed at a mural studio where she worked on 40-foot-long paintings while selling art commissions on the side. After being told it was too hard to make a living as an artist, she got her degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley. Afterward, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to return to her love of painting and create one new painting every week.

She has stuck to that decision, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history, with over 3,000 oil paintings sold to eager collectors. Erin Hanson’s style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is taught in art schools worldwide. With millions of followers, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of impressionism, inspiring thousands of other artists to pick up the brush.