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Hans Hofmann

Born: 21-Mar-1880
Birthplace: Weissenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 17-Feb-1966
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Snow Cemetery, Truro, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abstract expressionist, art teacher

Father: Theodor Hofmann
Mother: Franziska
Wife: Maria Wolfegg ("Miz", m. 1924, d. 1963)
Wife: Renate Schmitz (m. 1964, until his death, d. 1992)

    Teacher: Founder and Teacher, Schule für Bildenes Kunst, Munich (1915-32)
    Teacher: Art Students League of New York (1932-33)
    Teacher: Founder and Teacher, Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (1934-58)

    Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Nuremberg 1962
    Naturalized US Citizen 1941
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

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Author of books:
Search for the Real and Other Essays (1948)

Selected paintings:
The Wind (1942)
Effervescence (1944)
Fantasia in Blue (1954)
Prelude of Spring (1958)
Goliath (1960)

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