Hans Hofmann (United States, born Germany, 1880-1966), Construction, 1948, ink and oil on paper mounted on board, 17 1/4 x 14 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Works on paper Hans Hofman


Portland Museum of Art
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Portland, ME 04101

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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) is deservedly acclaimed as both a giant of post-war 20th century abstraction and one of the most influential teachers of the modern era. Yet depsite the esteem in which Hofmann is held and the increasing attention being paid to his achievement, one aspect of his work remains little known: his works on paper. The omission is particularly surprising, since working on paper was integral to both Hofmann's practice and to his evolution.
This survey of Hofmann’s works on paper will provide a particularly accurate and comprehensive portrait of this protean, hard-to-classify artist by including examples of all his approaches, from throughout his long career. Self-portraits, figures, interiors, landscapes, and full-blown abstractions on paper cumulatively bear witness to Hofmann’s entire evolution, from a particularly intimate point of view.