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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)

Considered by many the father of Abstract Expressionism, Hans Hofmann is one of the most important figures of postwar American art. He pioneered teaching of this new movement of modern art which catapulted America to the forefront of the world art stage in the middle of the 20th century. As a teacher, Hofmann influenced three generations of artists in Europe and in the United States, countless of whom went on to achieve acclaim in their own right. As an artist, he is celebrated for his exuberant, color-filled canvases. Hofmann's work is distinguished by a rigorous concern with pictorial structure, spatial illusion and color relationships.  

Some of the world’s prominent museum collections possess Hofmann's art including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery in London, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among many others. 

 

  

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Untitled 1945
Mixed Media on Paper
24 x 18 inches
JMG18342  
  Untitled 1946
Ink on Paper
24 x 18 inches
JMG18333   
         
Self Portrait c. 1935
India Ink on Paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
18252 
  Self Portrait c. 1935
India Ink on Paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
13259 
         

 
Self Portrait c. 1935
India Ink on Paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
18708
   
Forms on Blacks 1944
Ink and Crayon on Paper
24 x 19 inches
         

Untitled c. 1935
India Ink on Paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
JMG18344
 
Untitled c. 1939
Ink on Paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
18435
         
Untitled c. 1939
India Ink on Paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
18261
  Untitled c. 1939
India Ink on Paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
18378
         
Untitled 1945
Gouache on Paper
18 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches
JMG18341
 
Untitled 1944
Mixed Media on Paper
11 x 14 inches
13462