Armin Hansen (1886–1957), a original of San Francisco, was a prominent American painter of the en plein air school, best known for his marine canvases. His dad Herman Wendelborg Hansen was moreover a famous artist of the American West. The younger Hansen studied at the California School of Design in the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and in Europe. He achieved international appreciation for his scenes depicting men and the sea off the northern coast of California. He was elected an Associate to the National Academy of Design in 1926 and an Academician in 1948.