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The Works of Erin Hanson Housed in R.M. Schindler's Van Dekker House

‘Hidden Gem’ by R.M. Schindler in Woodland Hills Restored

Monday, November 30, 2015

The works of Erin Hanson were showcased in a Los Angeles Daily News article featuring the recently restored R.M. Schindler (1887-1953) designed Van Dekker House. Hanson's expressive impressionistic landscapes can be seen throughout the 1940 landmark house.  Schindler is internationally recognized for his modern architectural designs that were sensitive to local conditions, and his work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

"Actor and state Assemblyman Albert Van Dekker, a one-time family man and champion of liberal causes, built it.

"Al 'Buzz' Bezzerides, a screenwriter of grit whose lonesome characters bore 'a grudge against the world,' nearly ruined it.

"Now Frank Gamwell, who two years ago bought the landmark Van Dekker House in Woodland Hills designed 76 years ago by modernist architect Rudolph M. Schindler, has restored it.

“It’s a labor of love. But you know what it is? I love the history of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. This kind of place would have been lost.”

 

ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work.  As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.
 

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