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b. 1949 -

Steve Hanks was born into a military family in San Francisco. He spent his childhood playing tennis and surfing. He also showed a natural tendency towards art, although sports were initially more of a priority. In fact, despite a clear talent, he did not perform well in his high school art class owing to the fact that he did not turn in many assignments. Eventually, to demonstrate himself, he held his own one man show at school and ended up selling his first piece to an art teacher. After high school, he took some summer courses on commercial art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. This soon led to a transfer to California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where he focused on figurative and life drawing.

Upon graduation in 1960, Hanks landed a job taking care of Campfire Girls camp in New Mexico. This allowed him a fair amount of time to paint. Initially, he drew in pencil to create realistic drawing and painted in oil for impressionistic paintings. However, Steve found that he was allergic to oils, so he tried his hand at watercolor. His background in figurative drawing helped define his unique style of watercolor painting, which has helped him find significant success in the fine art community. Hanks has been honored by the National Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Western Art, Art for the Parks, and US Art Magazine. Steve paints to the music of Bob Dylan and frequently includes the ocean in his work as a result of his younger years on the shores of California. Additionally, his wife Laura and their three daughters can be found in some of his pieces.

Of his career, Steve Hanks has said, “All art is an escape to somewhere you want to be or a feeling you want to have. People see different things in my paintings because we all have different backgrounds and feelings.” His limited edition fine art prints are popular across the country, making him one of the top 25 selling artists in the United States.

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            • Steve Hanks Lithograph
              Jun. 11, 2024

              Steve Hanks Lithograph

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: A signed Steve Hanks limited edition print titled "When her blue eyes close". Numbered 169 from an edition of 999 prints. CIRCA: 1993. ORIGIN: USA. DIMENSIONS: H: 30" W: 23". Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Good condition.

              Akiba Galleries
            • Steve Hanks, A Place to Be
              Mar. 14, 2024

              Steve Hanks, A Place to Be

              Est: $200 - $400

              Steve Hanks (b. 1949) A Place to Be lithograph, Naravisa Press Impression signed in plate lower left: NPI Steve Hanks

              Santa Fe Art Auction
            • STEVE HANKS OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, WOMAN OVERLOOKING T
              Oct. 02, 2023

              STEVE HANKS OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, WOMAN OVERLOOKING T

              Est: -

              STEVE HANKS OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, WOMAN OVERLOOKING THE BEACH

              O'Gallerie
            • Steve Hanks Signed Limited Edition Semi-Nude Lithograph
              Jul. 15, 2023

              Steve Hanks Signed Limited Edition Semi-Nude Lithograph

              Est: -

              Titled: Catching The Sun. Signed & Numbered On The Bottom Left Corner. Frame Is In Good Condition. Frame Measures Approximately 19.5in X 28.5in. Image Measures Approximately 12in X 20.75in. Nr13104 Sa

              EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
            • STEVE HANKS PRINT
              Mar. 06, 2023

              STEVE HANKS PRINT

              Est: -

              STEVE HANKS (New Mexico/California, 1949-2015) PRINT, SIGNED, EDITION 819/1650.

              O'Gallerie
            • Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" OE Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" OE Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" open edition print. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "When The Fog Rolls In" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "When The Fog Rolls In" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "When The Fog Rolls In" limited edition print signed and numbered 16/1650. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "To Behold" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "To Behold" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "To Behold" limited edition print signed and numbered 425/1500. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "The Newest Angel" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "The Newest Angel" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "The Newest Angel" limited edition print signed and numbered 2495/4500. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "Small Miracle" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "Small Miracle" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "Small Miracle" limited edition print signed and numbered 304/1500. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "Hold Onto Your Dreams" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "Hold Onto Your Dreams" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $50 - $60

              Steve Hanks' "Hold Onto Your Dreams" limited edition print signed and numbered 87/1650. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "A Moment For Reflection" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 05, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "A Moment For Reflection" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $65 - $80

              Steve Hanks' "A Moment For Reflection" limited edition print signed and numbered 987/1250. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed. American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • Steve Hanks' "The New Arrival" Limited Edition Print
              Mar. 04, 2023

              Steve Hanks' "The New Arrival" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $125 - $150

              Steve Hanks' "The New Arrival" limited edition print, signed and numbered 1137/1500. This piece is of a baby in a basket, surrounded by teddy bears. This print has been professionally triple matted with acid free matting, and has been custom framed under glass. Canadian Artist American Artist

              Oakwood Auctions
            • STEVE HANKS "VIEW FROM THE BALCONY" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "VIEW FROM THE BALCONY" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "View From The Balcony" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "View From The Balcony" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 848/999 Site Measurement: 30.5 x 12.5 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "ALL IN A ROW" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "ALL IN A ROW" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "All in a Row" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "All in a Row" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 203/2000 Site Measurement: 14 x 26 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "A MOMENT FOR REFLECTION" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "A MOMENT FOR REFLECTION" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "A Moment for Reflection" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "A Moment for Reflection" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 538/1250 Site Measurement: 13.5 x 29 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "COUNTRY COMFORT" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "COUNTRY COMFORT" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Country Comfort" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Country Comfort" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 333/999 Site Measurement: 12 x 20 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "BLACK LACE NIGHTGOWN" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "BLACK LACE NIGHTGOWN" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Black Lace Nightgown" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Black Lace Nightgown" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 74/999 Site Measurement: 11.5 x 25.5 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "CONTEMPLATION" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "CONTEMPLATION" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Contemplation" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Contemplation" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 852/999 Site Measurement: 18.5 x 28 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "GATHERING THOUGHTS" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "GATHERING THOUGHTS" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Gathering Thoughts" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Gathering Thoughts" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 207/1500 Site Measurement: 16 x 27 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "A WINTER'S DAY" OFFSET LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "A WINTER'S DAY" OFFSET LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "A Winter's Day" Offset Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "A Winter's Day" Medium: Offset Lithograph Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 32 x 20 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "MOVING ON" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "MOVING ON" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Moving On" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Moving On" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 137/1250 Site Measurement: 27 x 18 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "COUNTRY HOME" LITHOGRAPH
              Jan. 29, 2023

              STEVE HANKS "COUNTRY HOME" LITHOGRAPH

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Country Home" Hand Signed Lithograph on Paper. Steve Hanks is known for paintings that are meticulously drawn with great attention to detail and that reflect a moment in time, often a token of the artist's memory. The goal of the artist to achieve an interconnectedness between these moments and the viewer, allowing the viewer to reflect on his/her own favorite moments. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Country Home" Medium: Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 827/950 Site Measurement: 33 x 22.25 in. Image Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • Steve Hanks "White Lace" Framed Print
              Jan. 28, 2023

              Steve Hanks "White Lace" Framed Print

              Est: $100 - $150

              Steve Hanks "White Lace" Framed Print. An open-edition poster print, nicely framed. An earlier print of his, from 1980, this one has an image size of 10" x 30", double matted with an overall size of 18" x 38" in a wood frame. Steve Hanks (1949-2015) is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks' paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child—-Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.

              Coastal Edge Auction Emporium LLC
            • Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" S&N LE Print
              Jan. 28, 2023

              Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" S&N LE Print

              Est: $175 - $225

              Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition art print. This is print #654 of 1650. Published by Greenwich Workshop. Professionally gallery matted and framed by Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut. Double matted in a wood frame. Image size is 34" x 15.5" with an overall size of 45" x 27". Original folio and COA is attached to the back.

              Coastal Edge Auction Emporium LLC
            • Steve Hanks Reflections of Innocence Plates
              Nov. 05, 2022

              Steve Hanks Reflections of Innocence Plates

              Est: $30 - $50

              Lot of four different Steve Hanks Angel and baby related Reflections of Innocence Plates. Titles are: The Newest Angel, Being Perfect Angels, Little Angels, and Young At Art.. From the Hadley Collection, 1999.

              Coastal Edge Auction Emporium LLC
            • Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" S&N LE Print
              Nov. 05, 2022

              Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" S&N LE Print

              Est: $175 - $225

              Steve Hanks "Hold On To Your Dreams" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition art print. This is print #654 of 1650. Published by Greenwich Workshop. Professionally gallery matted and framed by Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut. Double matted in a wood frame. Image size is 34" x 15.5" with an overall size of 45" x 27". Original folio and COA is attached to the back.

              Coastal Edge Auction Emporium LLC
            • STEVE HANKS: THE BUBBLE BATH
              Nov. 03, 2022

              STEVE HANKS: THE BUBBLE BATH

              Est: $100 - $200

              print, matted and framed under acrylic; pencil signed lower right, numbered 91/200 lower left; matting designed by and dated lower right on matting; 19 x 8 inches sight; 28 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches frame

              Abell Auction
            • STEVE HANKS "REFLECTING" PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "REFLECTING" PRINT

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Reflecting" Print. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Reflecting" Medium: Print Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 27.75in x 20in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

              Bradford's
            • STEVE HANKS "BEDROOM LIGHT" PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "BEDROOM LIGHT" PRINT

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Bedroom Light" Print. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Bedroom Light" Medium: Print Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 12.5in x 27.75in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "WHITE LACE" PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "WHITE LACE" PRINT

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "White Lace" Print. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "White Lace" Medium: Print Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 30in x 10.5in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "IN HER EMOTION" PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "IN HER EMOTION" PRINT

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "In Her Emotion" Print. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "In Her Emotion" Medium: Print Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 31in x 11.75in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "REFLECTING" PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "REFLECTING" PRINT

              Est: -

              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Reflecting" Print. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Reflecting" Medium: Print Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 28in x 20in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "TREASURES ON THE SHORE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "TREASURES ON THE SHORE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Treasures on the Shore" Limited Edition Print. Comes with COA. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Treasures on the Shore" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 395/1250 Site Measurement: 16in x 12in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "HER POINT OF VIEW" LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "HER POINT OF VIEW" LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Her Point of View" Limited Edition Four Color lithograph. Steve Hanks began his art career at the age of sixteen when his parents moved the family from Southern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In California, he had been very active in sports, especially tennis. But devastated by the move to California, Hanks spent much of a year in his room listening to music and drawing posters for music groups. His posters of the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Doors sold around the country. After high school graduation, Hanks "jumped in the car and went back to California." (Stavig). He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and then studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. At CCAC, he took life drawing, and from that time, the focus of his painting was the female figure. After earning his degree, he returned to Albuquerque, a place he later described as a "land of entrapment" (Stavig) with one of the reasons being that it had galleries willing to promote the work of a young artist. He said there was no way that he could make a living as a 21-year old in California. In New Mexico, Hanks worked as a caretaker of a Campfire Girls camp near Cuba. This job provided him with $75 a month, a place to live and ten months of free time to do his art. He stayed true to his original course of figure painting, especially people that he knew, and resisted the landscape and Indian subject painting done by many of his peers. In the 1980's, Hanks developed allergies to oil paint. He turned to watercolors, and though he liked the medium, the market was in a slump, and Hanks needed something new. He contacted the toy maker Etch-a-Sketch and offered to be the official Etch-a-Sketch artist. He made a name for himself and was featured in People" magazine and interviewed on the New York television show, "Good Morning America." Although the Etch-a-Sketch business took off when he found a way to freeze the images, Hanks gave up the business. With a nine-thousand dollar loan from a friend, Hanks toured the country seeking galleries to represent him. Within two months he repaid the loan and Hanks was able to return to his true love and talent. His career 'took off' and included printed limited editions of his drawings, and expanded representation at galleries. He also entered museum competitions and won awards. However, describing himself as "devastated", he suffered great personal sadness from the divorce from his wife in the 1990s. His book, Moving On, "is the result of the emotional journey he took after his wife suddenly left him." (Stavig) He said, however, that somehow during this personal travail, he kept his art career under control, and was able to separate that part of himself psychologically. One of the lessons he has learned from this period of upheaval is: "When you make the journey the goal, every moment is a treasure." (Stavig). Steve Hank's paintings of women and children are regarded as unique for his use of direct light, a technique that Hanks uses to express wholesomeness and the light within the subject. He strives to put forth positive images because he feels "Whatever I put out there will come back to me." Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Her Point of View" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Lithograph Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 23/50 Site Measurement: 17.5in x 7.75in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "SAVORING THE SUN" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "SAVORING THE SUN" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "On The Warm Side Of Winter" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 235/1250 by the artist. The print was released in March, 2002 using high quality ink and neutral paper. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Savoring The Sun" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 2002 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 235/1250 Site Measurement: 25in x 18in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "ON THE WARM SIDE OF WINTER" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "ON THE WARM SIDE OF WINTER" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "On The Warm Side Of Winter" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 100/1650 by the artist. The print was released in December, 1999 using high quality ink and neutral paper. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: On The Warm Side Of Winter Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 1999 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 100/1650 Site Measurement: 28in x 16in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "TO SEARCH WITHIN" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "TO SEARCH WITHIN" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "To Search Within" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 291/1650 by the artist. The print was released in May, 2001 using high quality ink and neutral paper. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "To Search Within" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 2001 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 291/1650 Site Measurement: 16in x 28in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "NATURES TOUCH" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "NATURES TOUCH" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Natures Touch" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 61/550 by the artist. The print was released in 2006. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Natures Touch" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 2006 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 61/550 Site Measurement: 13in x 26in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "WHEN HER BLUE EYES CLOSE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "WHEN HER BLUE EYES CLOSE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "When Her Blue Eyes Close" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 355/999 by the artist. The print was released in September, 1993 using high quality inks and neutral paper. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "When Her Blue Eyes Close Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 1993 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Edition: 355/999 Site Measurement: 5in x 27in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "SOUTHWESTERN BEDROOM" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "SOUTHWESTERN BEDROOM" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Southwestern Bedroom" Signed Limited Edition Print. Hand signed and numbered 677/999 by the artist. The print was released in October, 1994 using high quality inks and neutral paper. Steve Hanks is an Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Southwestern Bedroom" Medium: Ltd. Ed. Signed Print Circa/Year: 1994 Signature Type: Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Edition: 677/999 Site Measurement: 5in x 27in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS "RADIANCE" POSTER
              Jul. 24, 2022

              STEVE HANKS "RADIANCE" POSTER

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              Steve Hanks (1949-2015) "Radiance" Poster. Albuquerque, New Mexico artist known for female figure painting, animal and interiors. Artist: Steve Hanks Title: "Radiance" Medium: Poster Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 5in x 27in Keywords: Portrait Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1286

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            • STEVE HANKS TWO PRINTS
              Jul. 12, 2022

              STEVE HANKS TWO PRINTS

              Est: $200 - $300

              STEVE HANKS (New Mexico/California, 1949-2015) two prints: "After the Bath" and "The Thinker." Both signed, edition 42/300 and AP 57/150. Images measure 25" x 14.5" and 29" x 13.5". In wood frames; 39.75" x 28.5" and 37.5" x 21.5" overall.

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            • STEVE HANKS WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
              Jul. 12, 2022

              STEVE HANKS WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              STEVE HANKS (New Mexico/California, 1949-2015) original watercolor on paper, seated nude in a bed. Signed lower left and dated 1994. Image measures 18" x 6". In a wide wood frame; 35.5" x 24" overall.

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            • Steve Hanks Lithograph
              Apr. 26, 2022

              Steve Hanks Lithograph

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              DESCRIPTION: A signed Steve Hanks limited edition print titled "When her blue eyes close". Numbered 169 from an edition of 999 prints. CIRCA: 1993. ORIGIN: USA. DIMENSIONS: H: 30" W: 23". Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Good condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS(305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission."

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            • Steve Hanks The Shower Framed Print
              Dec. 05, 2021

              Steve Hanks The Shower Framed Print

              Est: $75 - $100

              Steve Hanks The Shower, a tasteful nude framed print. Image size of 12.5" x 27.5", and an overall size of 22.5" x 37.5". Double matted under glass in an ornate gold gilt wood frame. Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks’ paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium, and he captures these patterns of life better than anyone. Steve Hanks passed away on April 21, 2015.

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            • Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" Open Edition Print
              Dec. 05, 2021

              Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" Open Edition Print

              Est: $45 - $55

              Steve Hanks' "Angels Out The Door" open edition print. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed.

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            • Steve Hanks' "Where The Light Shines Brightest" Limited Edition Print
              Dec. 04, 2021

              Steve Hanks' "Where The Light Shines Brightest" Limited Edition Print

              Est: $45 - $55

              Steve Hanks' "Where The Light Shines Brightest" limited edition print signed and numbered 303/1500. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed.

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