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Hofmann, Hans 1880-1966

Works: 690 works in 1,294 publications in 3 languages and 14,289 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Art  Nonfiction films  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Adapter, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Actor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: ND237.H667, 759.13
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Hans Hofmann by Cynthia Goodman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of the German-born artist, shows paintings from each period of his work, and discusses Hofmann's technique
Hans Hofmann by Cynthia Goodman( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for the real : and other essays by Hans Hofmann( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature ;translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium. The picture should be alive, the statue should be alive and every work of art should be alive." Thus Hans Hofmann wrote nearly half a century ago. He left the Old World ;Germany ;for the New, at the age of 50. In 1948 when the retrospective exhibition was held at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Hofmann was 68; he had been in the United States for 18 years, a citizen for seven years. Yet he was scarcely recognized in Europe or America as an artist of significance and had never had a full-scale retrospective exhibition of his work. Beginning with a group exhibition in Germany in 1909, he had been given 12 one-man shows and had been included in four group exhibitions before the exhibit at Andover. Subsequently, he was to have 33 one-man shows and to be in over 60 group exhibitions, including the 1960 Venice Biennale, in which he was one of the four artists chosen to represent America. The catalogue of the 1948 retrospective at the Addison Gallery incorporated Hofmann's writings, all originally written in German, some pieces translated fluently, others awkwardly paraphrasing the original. He had written them over a period of 40 years for periodicals journals, or his own teaching purposes; occasionally they overlapped; there was no sequence of development. In the original volume of Search for the Real, published in 1948, it was felt desirable to edit his writing as little as possible, nevertheless to present the essays in the most lucid English true to his meaning, printed only with his approval. "The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts," "Sculpture," and "Painting and Culture" were all printed in full. The section "Excerpts from the Teaching of Hans Hofmann" Was composed of selections from his essays "On the Aims of Art," and "Plastic Creation." The last brief section, "Terms," was gleaned from the other essays, lectures, diagrams, notes, and cryptic memoranda written to himself; headed by one of Hoffman's diagrams. It was a further distillation of his own definitions in the nature of a vocabulary. In the last 18 years of his life recognition was his ;nationally and internationally ;in proportion to the originality and depth of his thinking, his versatility and comprehensiveness, his productivity and vigor. His was a prophetic visual expression of action in a three-dimensional world on a vibrating two-dimensional surface. He was a dynamic teacher; the wide range of his influence is to be seen in the list of artists comprising an exhibition "Hans Hofmann and His Students," circulated in America and abroad during the three years before his death in 1966. Among the 32 painters and sculptors in this exhibition were students as varied in their developed personal idioms as Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Louise Nevelson, Richard Stankiewicz, and Alan Kaprow. Running simultaneously and also shown in South America and Europe as well as in the United States, a one-man show of 40 major works initiated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is a testimony to the words of the "dean of the New York School of Abstract-Expressionist Painting."
Hans Hofmann by Helmut Friedel( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features essays on Hofmann's life and work by Helmut Friedel and Tina Dickey; excerpts from Hofmann's own statements; full documentation of his career (including chronology, selected bibliography, and comprehensive list of solo and group exhibitions); and thirty-two large colorplates of works from 1942 to 1965 by this supreme colorist, his finest paintings from European and American collections. They richly represent his unique painting style, which conveys a deeply personal experience of color that has lost none of its power to fascinate the viewer
Hans Hofmann by Hans Hofmann( Book )

in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Hans Hofmann : a retrospective by Karen Wilkin( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also included are contributions by Helen Frankenthaler and Sir Anthony Caro, and a little-known appreciation of Hofmann by Tennessee Williams."--Jacket
Hans Hofmann, late paintings by John Hoyland( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann : the artist's materials by Dawn V Rogala( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gorgeously illustrated book examines the practice and materials of a prominent Abstract Expressionist The career of the German-American painter and educator Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) describes the arc of artistic modernism from pre-World War I Munich and Paris to mid-twentieth-century Greenwich Village. His career also traces the transatlantic engagement of modern painting with the materials of its own making, a relationship that is perhaps still not completely understood. In these interrelated narratives, Hofmann is a central protagonist, providing a vital link between nineteenth- and twentieth-century art practice and between European and American modernism. The remarkable vitality of his later work affords insight not only into the style but also the literal substance of this formative period of artistic and material innovation. This richly illustrated book, the fourth in the Getty Conservation Institute's Artist's Materials series, presents a thorough examination of Hofmann's late-career materials. Initial chapters present an informative overview of Hofmann's life and work in Europe and America and discuss his crucial role in the development of Abstract Expressionism. Subsequent chapters present a detailed analysis of Hofmann's materials and techniques and explore the relationship of the artist's mature palette to shifts in the style and aging characteristics of his paintings. The book concludes with lessons for the conservation of modernist paintings generally, and particularly those that incorporate both traditional and modern paint media. This book will be of value to conservators, art historians, conservation scientists, and general readers with an interest in modern art
Painters painting( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene ... De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplement the film."--Container
Hans Hofmann in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Lowery Stokes Sims( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why nature? : Hofmann, Mitchell, Pousette-Dart, Stamos( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift, Martin Bollert zum achtzigsten Geburtstag am 11. Oktober 1956 : dargebracht von Freunden und Mitarbeitern by Martin Bollert( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walls of color : the murals of Hans Hofmann by Kenneth E Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann : Magnum Opus by Hans Hofmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is one of the most important abstract painters of the twentieth century. Born in Weissenburg, Germany, he attended Moritz Heymann's private art school in Munich, after which he relocated to Paris, where he took classes at the Ecole de la Grande Chaumière and met artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris. He was a friend of Robert Delaunay's, whose color compositions impressed him as much as the work of the Cubists. Hofmann established himself in the United States in 1932, where he ultimately exercised crucial influence over an entire generation of postwar American artists through his art schools in New York and Provincetown. He is regarded as a catalyst of Abstract Expressionism, and influenced painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, and Barnett Newman. This publication presents the life and work of Hans Hofmann and sheds light on his theories of art.0Exhibition: Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany (09.03.-16.06.2013)
Zur Geschichte der Leipziger Gesangbücher : eine hymnologische Studie by Hans Hofmann( Book )

8 editions published between 1902 and 1904 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation in form and color: Hans Hofmann by Hans Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann. With selected writings by the artist by William C Seitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann : art like life is real( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Hofmann’s first solo exhibition in New York was held at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century Gallery in 1944. Exuberant and powerful, the exhibited works showcased the breadth of his abilities from his manipulation of visual space to the emotive qualities of form and color in his pictorial compositions. As Cynthia Goodman notes in her essay for the current exhibition, this body of paintings and drawings, some originally seen in Guggenheim’s gallery, was significant because “it provided the first opportuinty for the New York art world to see his work” and firmly established Hofmann as “part of the critical dialogue but also an inextricable presence in the development of the then-nascent New York school of painting.”
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Hans Hofmann
Search for the real : and other essaysHans HofmannHans Hofmann : a retrospectiveColor creates light : studies with Hans HofmannHans Hofmann : circa 1950
Alternative Names
Hans Georg Albert Hofmann

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann American artist

Hans Hofmann artist amerikan

Hans Hofmann artista estadounidense

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Hans Hofmann Duits kunstschilder

Hans Hofmann německý malíř

Hans Hofmann peintre allemand

Hans Hofmann pittore tedesco

Hans Hofmann tysk konstnär

Hans Hofmann US-amerikanischer Maler

Hanss Hofmanis

Hoffman, Hans


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Hofmann Johann Georg Albert 1880-1966

Ганс Гофман

Гофман, Ганс

האנס הופמן

האנס הופמן אמן אמריקאי

هانس هوفمان

هانس هوفمان رسام أمريكي


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