C. LOUIS HAFERMEHL
OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED
20 X 18 INCHES
C. Louis Hafermehl
1916 - 1989
Hafermehl was born in Kansas and studied art under Birger Sandzen at Bethany College, KS. He also studied at the Chicago Art Institute and at the Art Student's League in New York under Howard Tafton and Morris Kanter.
While teaching art at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, he studied under Zoltan Sepeshy, acquiring an MFA degree in painting. Hafermehl taught art for more than 30 years at both Kansas State University and the University of Washington retiring from the latter school in the early 1980s and returning to Kansas to live in Lindsborg, home of both Birger Sandzen and Lester Raymer.
Hafermehl's paintings, during his lifetime and up to the present, have been exhibited widely in the United States. A partial list of institutes having exhibited his work include: the Detroit Institute of Art, Denver Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute and the Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, KS.