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Hans Hofmann free pdf Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) was a pivotal figure in Abstract Expressionism and stands as one of the most important characters of post-war American art. This ground-breaking catalogue raisonne of paintings, which has been painstakingly researched over sixteen years, is both an invaluable scholarly resource and a celebration of Hofmann's remarkable artistic achievements. Hofmann's long and productive career began in Paris in 1904 where the young artist absorbed the manifold influences of the city's avant-garde. Drawn back to Germany due to war, Hofmann, exempt from military service, opened an innovative school for art in Munich. The school's reputation spread internationally and, as the political situation in Germany deteriorated during the 1930s, Hofmann re-located his school to New York. The city, a center for emerging artistic talent, was the perfect environment for Hofmann to continue his teaching practice, which he did until 1958, when he devoted himself entirely to painting. Throughout his American years, Hofmann enlarged the expressive language of abstraction, through his innovative use of color, materiality and structure. This impressive three-volumed catalogue marks a milestone in the scholarship and understanding of Hofmann's huge contribution to twentieth-century art. Through insightful essays, meticulous catalogue entries and supporting academic apparatus, it is shown how Hofmann's exceptional body of work often defies categorization - his was a highly personal visual language with which he endlessly explored pictorial structures and chromatic relationships. Both visually stunning and academically robust, this publication is an essential purchase for all those with a keen interest in one of the twentieth century's most significant and original artists.

About Suzi Villiger

Suzi Villiger is the Editor of the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings. She serves as the Director of Membership for the Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association. Prior to researching Hofmann, she worked with contemporary artists, including painter Terry Winters, at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, and at Paulson Press in California. She received a B.A in art history from Northwestern University and M.A. from New York University. Stacey Gershon is an independent curator and art advisor. She is a Contributing Editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, as well as the Collections Manager for the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust. Previously, she served as the Curator for the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. She has a B.A. in art history from New York University. Juliana D. Kreinik is a Contributing Editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings and a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches on the history of photography. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Jessie Sentivan is a Contributing Editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings. She is to be appointed the Director of Research at The Richard Pousette-Dart Estate, and will also manage the Kay Sage Catalogue Raisonne Project. Helen Vong is a Contributing Editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings. She holds a M.A. in art history, with emphasis on abstraction and ornament in modern art and architecture, from Bryn Mawr College. She has contributed research to books on modern domestic dwelling and worked as curatorial researcher at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia. Ani Boyajian, Consulting Editor of the Hans Hofmann catalogue raisonne project, was Editor of catalogues raisonnes published on Stuart Davis (Yale University Art Gallery, 2007) and Manierre Dawson (Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2011). Her curatorial work has included organizing numerous exhibitions during her tenure at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art and chairing the 47th Venice Biennale Armenian Pavilion. She holds a M.F.A. in painting and contemporary art criticism. Karen Wilkin is a New York-based curator and critic specializing in 20th century modernism. Educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, she is the author of monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Giorgio Morandi, and Hans Hofmann, and has organized exhibitions of their work, among others, internationally, including Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus, a retrospective at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2013. She contributes regularly to the Hudson Review, The New Criterion, and the Wall Street Journal. Paul Moorhouse is Twentieth Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. From 1985 to 2005, he was Curator, Modern Collection, latterly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, at Tate. A specialist in international 20th-century art, he has organised numerous exhibitions and published extensively. Recent books include A Guide to Twentieth Century Portraits (2013)- Anthony Caro: Presence (2010)- Gerhard Richter - Painting Appearances (2009) and Pop Art Portraits (2007). His monograph Cindy Sherman will be published in 2014. Peter Morrin is Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. He is Director Emeritus of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, and worked previously at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Marcelle Polednik is Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Her recent curatorial projects include the Museum's retrospective, Abstraction over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg (Fall 2013). Marcelle holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

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Author : Suzi Villiger
Publisher : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 28 September 2014
ISBN : 1848221266
EAN : 9781848221260
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1280 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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