|Birth Day:||October 8, 1877|
|Death Date:||Jul 2, 1968 (age 90)|
As per our current Database, Hans Heysen died on Jul 2, 1968 (age 90).
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He left school at fourteen to begin working, but later studied art at night school.
Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen was born in Hamburg, Germany. He migrated to Adelaide in South Australia with his family in 1884 at the age of 7. 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, under James Ashton. He joined the Adelaide Easel Club in 1897 and was immediately recognized as a rising talent.
Heysen married Selma Bartels (1878–1962) on 15 December 1904. Her father was Adolph H. F. Bartels, a former Lord Mayor of Adelaide. Their daughter Nora Heysen was also a successful artist.
By 1912 Hans Heysen had earned enough from his art to purchase a property called "The Cedars" near Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, which remained as his home until his death in 1968 aged 90. Hans Heysen is best remembered for his remarkable paintings depicting sheep and cattle among massive gum trees against a background of stunning atmospheric effects of light.
Currently, Hans Heysen is 143 years, 9 months and 20 days old. Hans Heysen will celebrate 144th birthday on a Friday 8th of October 2021.
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