Artist and Studio
Picasso with Hans Hofmann

Picasso with Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann © 1999 Sam Feinstein

Hans Hofmann © 1999 Sam Feinstein

9 abstract expressionist artists

Willem de Kooning, Clyford Still, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann had a his own school in Provincetown, Massachusetts in the 40s and 50s. Many famous or notable artists studied with him: Lee KrasnerHelen FrankenthalerJoan Mitchell, Michael Goldberg, Ray Eames, Larry RiversRobert de Niro, Sr.Red Grooms and Wolf Kahn. This video consists of photographs, interviews and film clips of Hofmann and former students.

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann teaching

Hans Hofmann teaching

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann

Class at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, Provincetown, ca. 1945

Class at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, Provincetown, ca. 1945

Hans Hofmann (1880 - 1966), Self Portrait, 1942. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Hans Hofmann (1880 - 1966), Self Portrait, 1942. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Hans Hofmann at work in his studio, 1952

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Hans Hofmann at work in his studio, 1952