Hans Hofmann (New York/Massachusetts/California/Germany, 1880-1966) untitled gouache on paper depicting abstract shapes in colors of black, green, and red. Signed and dated "49" lower right. Andre Emmerich New York, NY, gallery label and Estate of Hans Hofmann No. 449/14 stamp en verso. Float mounted in a contemporary metal frame. Sheet – 11 3/4" H x 10" W. Framed – 18 3/8" H x 16 3/8" W. Mid 20th century. Biography (courtesy Askart): Hans Hofmann is regarded as an important teacher and pioneer in America of European modern art. He was born in Germany and studied in Munich. From 1904 to 1914 he studied in Paris, where he was exposed to many of the avante garde artists and movements of the time, particularly Fauvism and Cubism. With the outbreak of World War I he emigrated to America and began teaching modernism at the Art Students League; the following year he opened his own schools in New York and Provincetown, Mass. He closed both of his schools in 1958 to focus on his own painting. Alternate spelling Hans Hoffman. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Minor area of staining (probably water) to lower right margin edge near signature. Light toning to edges of margins.
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