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Lys Hansen - Framed 2003 Gouache, In Search of the Milk of Human Kindness



Expressive gouache painting by listed artist Lys Hansen. The artist's concern with the human condition is very apparent in this figurative depiction of a mother and child breastfeeding, metaphorically entitled 'In Search of the Milk of Human Kindness'. Gallery label on the reverse includes details, such as artist, medium and date, as shown in photos. Well presented in a light grey blue wooden frame. Signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse. On wove.


Painting in fine condition. Some surface dents and minor scuffing to the frame.


19.1 x 13.7cm (7.5" x 5.4")
Framed Size: 35.7 x 30.3cm (14.1" x 11.9")

Artist Biography

Lys Hansen (B.1936) Born 1936 in Falkirk, Scotland. Hansen attended Edinburgh College of Art (1955-59), where her teachers were Sir William Gillies and Sir Robin Phillipson. In 1961, the artist studied fine art under David Talbot Rice and Giles Robertson at the University of Edinburgh. She won many awards and scholarships, including Prix de Rome.

Since 1985, Hansen has worked for regular periods abroad, including Artist in Residence, Ecole de Peinture, Castelnau de Montmiral, Tarn, France. Currently, Lys Hansen is regarded as one of Scotland’s most important Figurative Expressionist painters, whose work more than any other relates to the female condition.

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Code kq224
Artist Lys Hansen
Date 2003
Dimensions 19.1 x 13.7cm
Medium Gouache
Style Contemporary Art
Subject Portrait
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