American, 1925-1996. Duane Hason was an American sculptor known for his startlingly lifelike sculptures of ordinary people. Through his use of materials such as polyester resin, fiberglass, Bondo, and bronze, Hanson was able to cast works based on human models. His works portrayed working-class Americans; repairmen, waitresses, and bricklayers, tourists, shoppers, etc. “My art is not about fooling people,” the artist explained. “It's the human attitudes I'm after—fatigue, a bit of frustration, rejection. To me, there is a kind of beauty in all this.” His works can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, among others.