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ID: 500024228
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500024228

 
Record Type: Person
Hofmann, Hans (American painter and teacher, born in Germany, 1880-1966)

Note: Hans Hofmann was an integral figure in the development of Abstract Expressionism. He studied in various art schools in Munich before moving to Paris in 1904. He returned to Munich ten years later and founded and taught his own art school from 1915 to 1930, then immigrated to the United States. In 1933, he opened a school in New York, and a year later, he had established the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York and another school in Massachusetts. By 1958, he had gained a huge reputation as a teacher and turned to painting full-time. Hofmann is best known for his paintings of solid color blocks on fragmented backgrounds. German architect, Nürberg. Comment on works: abstract

Names:
Hofmann, Hans (preferred,V,index,LC)
Hans Hofmann (V,display)
Hoffman, Hans (V)
Hofmann, Johann (V)
Hofmann, Hans Georg Albert (V)
Hofmann, Johann Georg Albert (V)
Hofmann, Hans. (U)
Hofmann (LU,U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
teacher
theorist
architect

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Weissenburg in Bayern (Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1904-1914  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
active:   Nürburg (Rhineland Palatinate, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Çelebi, Ali Avni  
..........................  (Turkish painter, 1904-1993) [500123721]
assisted by ....  Vytlacil, Vaclav  1922-1926
....................  (American painter, 1892-1984) [500021966]
colleague of ....  Ryder, Worth  
......................  (American painter, muralist, and etcher, 1884-1960) [500127832]
member of ....  Grabow + Hofmann  
................  (German architectural firm, contemporary) [500226406]
teacher of ....  Adams, Mark  
..................  (American painter and tapestry maker, born 1925) [500102993]
teacher of ....  Blaine, Nell  
..................  (American painter and etcher, 1922-1996) [500016457]
teacher of ....  Burton, Scott  
..................  (American sculptor and installation artist, 1939-1989 ) [500024444]
teacher of ....  Carter, Clarence Holbrook  1927
..................  (American painter, designer, and etcher, 1904-2000) [500012279]
teacher of ....  Cavallon, Giorgio  
..................  (American painter, 1904-1989) [500006551]
teacher of ....  Clausen, Franciska  1921-1922
..................  (Danish painter, 1899-1986) [500021318]
teacher of ....  Eames, Ray  
..................  (American designer, architect, and filmmaker, 1916-1988) [500027192]
teacher of ....  Frankenthaler, Helen  
..................  (American painter, 1928-2011) [500115813]
teacher of ....  Freeland, Bill  
..................  (American sculptor, 1929-2009, active in Ireland) [500377086]
teacher of ....  Freilicher, Jane  
..................  (American painter and printmaker, 1924-2014) [500017408]
teacher of ....  Goldberg, Michael  
..................  (American painter, 1924-2007) [500002151]
teacher of ....  Goodnough, Robert Arthur  
..................  (American painter, 1917-2010) [500032447]
teacher of ....  Grebe  
..................  (American painter, born 1909) [500054029]
teacher of ....  Hasen, Burt  
..................  (American painter, 1921-2007) [500107528]
teacher of ....  Jensen, Alfred  
..................  (American painter, 1903-1981) [500031242]
teacher of ....  Kaprow, Allan  1947-1948
..................  (American performance artist, 1927-2006) [500031037]
teacher of ....  Kasten, Karl  
..................  (American painter and etcher, born 1916) [500101677]
teacher of ....  Katzen, Lila  ca. 1945- ca. 1955
..................  (American sculptor and painter, 1925-1998) [500115255]
teacher of ....  Kocamemi, Zeki  
..................  (Turkish painter, 1901-1959) [500123715]
teacher of ....  Kohlmeyer, Ida Rittenberg  
..................  (American painter, 1912-1997) [500014081]
teacher of ....  Krasner, Lee  
..................  (American painter, 1908-1984) [500010144]
teacher of ....  Krushenick, Nicholas  1948-1958
..................  (American painter, 1929-1999) [500000295]
teacher of ....  Levine, David  
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teacher of ....  Marisol  
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teacher of ....  Mitchell, Joan  The New York School
..................  (American painter, 1925-1992) [500000901]
teacher of ....  Morgan, Maud  1935-1955
..................  (American painter, 1903-1999) [500037780]
teacher of ....  Nevelson, Louise  
..................  (American sculptor, 1899-1988) [500001621]
teacher of ....  O'Gallagher, Liam  
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teacher of ....  Paalen, Wolfgang  
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teacher of ....  Peterson, Margaret O'Hagan  
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teacher of ....  Refregier, Anton  
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teacher of ....  Richenburg, Robert  
..................  (American painter, 1917-2006) [500013784]
teacher of ....  Rivers, Larry  1947-1948
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teacher of ....  Shikler, Aaron  
..................  (American painter, 1922-2015) [500006441]
teacher of ....  Stout, Myron  
..................  (American painter, 1908-1987) [500006238]
teacher of ....  Tollu, Cemal  
..................  (Turkish painter, 1899-1968) [500123707]
teacher of ....  Tryggvadóttir, Nína  
..................  (Icelandic painter, designer, and illustrator, 1913-1968) [500121977]
teacher of ....  Tubis, Seymour  
..................  (American painter and illustrator, 1919-1993) [500050980]
teacher of ....  Wein, Albert W.  
..................  (American sculptor and painter, 1915-1991) [500052005]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Hofmann, Hans (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and teacher, born in Germany, 1880-1966) ..... [VP Preferred]
(German artist, 1880-) ..... [WCP]
(German painter in USA, 1880-1966) ..... [BHA]
(American painter, 1880-1966) ..... [GRLPSC]
(German painter, 1880-1966) ..... [PROV]
(American artist, 1880-) ..... [WCP]
(German artist, 1880-1966) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1880-1966) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(German architect, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American painter, 1880-1966) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1880-1966) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(German artist, 1880-1966) ..... [PROV]
(American artist, born Germany. 1880-1966) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Hans Hofmann ........ [AVERY, GRISC, MoMA Preferred, PROV, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Hoffman, Hans ........ [WCP]
............................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
Hofmann ........ [PROV]
.................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Hofmann, Hans ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, MoMA, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50042250
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Hofmann, Hans. ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Hofmann, Hans Georg Albert ........ [Grove Art, VP]
....................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 30 September 2003
Hofmann, Johann ........ [Grove Art, VP]
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 30 September 2003
Hofmann, Johann Georg Albert ........ [VP]
........................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 30 September 2003

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, MoMA, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 28 February 2007
....................  BDA Handbuch 87
....................  Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art (1973)
....................  Bruce and Wells, Art and Context, the '50s and '60s (2006) 40
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987) Ger-Amer
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50042250
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 14 November 2002; accessed 30 September 2003
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50042250
....................  McG-H-Ger-Amer
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... BDA Handbuch 87
.......... Bruce and Wells, Art and Context, the '50s and '60s (2006) 40
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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