This is the story of the painter and writer David Hansen,who was a self described; itinerant sign-painter,reformed ex-wino, , fry cook and newsvendor. He died a few years ago, destitute and unrecognized.
He mustered out of the US military and elected to stay in France where he studied art at the "École des Beaux-ArtsArts"
He moved to San Francisco where he struggled for years both with his addictions and his attempts to be recognized for his art.
Here is his story,
told in this anthology of his short stories and my photographs.