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Hans Meyer’s father wanted him to go to law school. Hans said, many years later, “Ever since I was a boy, I wanted to be a painter.” His father’s wishes prevailed and he attended law school—for three months. He left and went to Munich to begin his art education. He succeeded so well in his career that German Emperor Wilhelm II awarded him the title of “professor” for the portrait he had painted of the Emperor’s niece in 1917. His home town of Kassel honored him by allowing him to append the city’s name to his own.
Nevada Museum of Art
Hans Meyer-kassel (1872-1952), View of Little Washoe Lake, 1939. Oil on Canvas, 165⁄8 x 23 in. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Promised Gift of Edgar F. and Ella C. Kleiner.