Works from Hannah’s other painting series, such as his sultry, wistful women, picturesque landscapes and Penguin book covers—replete with their loved-up wrinkles and stains, are hung throughout Manor House in the Library, Living Room, Dining Room, Bar and Shop, offering a direct parallel to the many incarnations of and creative moments that have unfolded in these walls. Like those portrayed in Hannah’s work, moments here may be ephemeral, but the atmosphere of inventiveness is built to last. It’s a great honor to show his work here at Troutbeck.
Hannah was born in 1952 in Minneapolis, MN and studied at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2019, Hannah published Twentieth Century Boy (Penguin Random House) about his years frolicking in 1970s New York as a part of the No-Wave film and music scene. Hannah was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and today his works are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Art, among others. He is based in New York City and West Cornwall, Connecticut.