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  About the Artist

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Clint Hansen


14301 Plum Dr   Urbandale, IA 50323   515.380.4737

Clint Hansen is an Iowa native and fifth generation artist designing and hand-crafting one-of-a-kind scratchboard renderings for gallery, commercial and home settings. His award-winning art is represented in private, public and corporate collections.

 BFA (Cum Laude) Iowa State University, 1987
 31 years freelance artist
 Portrait hanging in U.S. Capitol, Permanent Collection

Artist Statement

The truth of a story lies in the details. As a full time artist for over 31 years, the detail scratchboard allows in the sharing of a visual narrative has never failed to thrill me. The texture, precision, and the nostalgic feel of the medium draws me in. I get lost in the work. I love what I do. I’m a fifth generation artist, working for Fortune 500 companies nationwide with artwork in the permanent collections of both the U.S. Capitol and Iowa State University. I am the official portrait artist for the Washington Huskies Hall of Fame and have designed for the U.S. Mint.

Partial Client List


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(2) U.S. Mint coin designs for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Smithsonian Institute, Frank Loyd Wright Foundation, Chicago Bears, Iowa State University, Disney, World Food Prize, Danish Immigrant Museum, North Carolina Museum of History, John Deere Financial, Washington Huskies Hall of Fame, IBM, National Historic Trails Museum, NBA, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Audi, Ford Motor Company, Zebco, Banana Republic, McDonald’s, Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Old Spice, Capital One, Iowa Air National Guard, Reader’s Digest, Kodak, NAPA, Wood Magazine, Procter & Gamble, Energizer Batteries, John Deere, Harley Davidson, Union Pacific Museum, Kellogg’s.

Work owned by former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray, Mohammed Ali, Jack Nickolis.


Clint is not only an extremely talented artist, his heart and soul are in every piece he creates. He has the innate ability to LISTEN to others’ ideas, determine what is important, and bring it to life through his creations. His public art brings color, beauty and MEANING to an otherwise empty space, creating a legacy that will remain for decades.

JODI STERLE, Ph.D. Harman Endowed Professor
In Teaching & Learning and Teaching Section Leader
Department of Animal Science Iowa State University
Simply stated, Clint Hansen is a gifted artist. His greatest gift is his ability to listen, discern, and deliver the art piece's intent. The mural he created for the Iowa State University Alumni Center has simply surpassed all of our expectations.

Iowa State University Alumni Association
I can't imagine a more seamless process than working with Clint Hansen on the Iowa State Traditions mural for the ISU Alumni Center. Clint's vision was creative and insightful, yet he never made our committee feel like we were intruding on his creative process when we suggested changes. The finished product speaks for itself -- I think it's one of the most outstanding works of art on a campus that's nationally known for its public art.

CAROLE GIESEKE, Chief Communications Officer,
Mural Commissioning Committee Member,
Iowa State University Alumni Association



Artist • Designer

14301 Plum Drive
Urbandale, IA 50323