Hans Hofmann. German/American, 1880 - 1966

Hofmann is one of the most important figures of postwar American art.

Artist Statement

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.

- Hans Hofmann



born 1880 Weissenburg in Bavaria, Germany
died 1966 New York

1898 studies painting with Willi Schwarz who introduces him to Impressionism

public collections
a partial list of museums who own his work may be found on www.hanshofmann.org


Bannard, Walter Darby. Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective Exhibition. Houston, 1976.

Costa, Xavier et al. Hans Hofmann: The Chimbote Project, The Synergistic Promise of Modern Art and Urban Architecture. Barcelona, 2004.

Goodman, Cynthia. Hans Hofmann. New York, 1986. Hans Hofmann. Munich, 1990.

Greenberg, Clement. Hans Hofmann. Paris, 1961.

Hunter, Sam. Hans Hofmann. New York, 1963

Ruthenberg, Peter. Vergessene Bilder: 8 Studenten der "Schule für Bildende Kunst, Hans Hofmann," München (1915-1932). Berlin and Frankfurt, 1986.

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann. New York, 1963.

Wight, Frederick S. Hans Hofmann. Berkeley, 1957.

taken from the Hofmann website

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