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Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000

A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann Papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines and Megan McShea

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Biographical Information

German-born Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), a leading figure of the 20th century art world, was the first painter to be called an Abstract Expressionist. An esteemed and influential teacher, Hofmann operated his own school in Munich and later in New York City and Provincetown, Mass. He wrote extensively on theoretical aspects of modern art, and about himself as an artist and teacher, and was in demand as a speaker. Hofmann alternated among a variety of styles and techniques throughout his career. Many paintings combine Fauve-inspired color and Cubist structure; influenced by the Surrealist's automatism, much of Hofmann's abstract work often uses poured and spattered paint.

Johann (Hans) Georg Albert Hofmann showed musical and artistic talent as a boy and excelled in the study of science and mathematics. Technical knowledge acquired through working as assistant to the Director of Public Works of the State of Bavaria enabled him, while still a teenager, to invent several mechanical devices. Hofmann attended Moritz Heymann's Munich art school in 1898. Willi Schwarz, one of his teachers during this period, introduced him to Impressionism, and by visiting galleries Hofmann's awareness of contemporary art movements expanded. Schwarz also introduced him to art collector Phillip Freudenberg whose patronage made a move to Paris possible.

Hofmann arrived in Paris in 1904 and began attending evening sketch classes at the Acad�mie Colarossi and the Acad�mie de la Chaumi�re where Matisse was among his fellow students. During his 10 years in Paris, Hofmann established a close friendship with Robert Delaunay and met Braque, Arthur B. Carles, L�ger, Picasso, and Leo Stein. He painted Cubist landscapes, still lifes, and figure studies, and participated in group shows with Neue Sezessions, Berlin, 1908 and 1909. In 1910, the Paul Cassierer Gallery, Berlin, presented Hofmann's first solo exhibition.

When World War I broke out, Hofmann was visiting Germany. War conditions prevented his return to Paris and terminated Freudenberg's financial assistance. Disqualified for military service due to a lung condition, Hofmann decided to earn his living by teaching. The Hans Hofmann Schule f�r Bildende Kunst in Munich opened in 1915 and was a success from its earliest days. Beginning in 1917, summer courses were offered in locations such as Italy, France, Bavaria, and Dalmatia. After the war, Hofmann's school began to attract American students including Carl Holty, Alfred Jensen, Louise Nevelson, Worth Ryder, Vaclav Vytlacil, and Glenn Wessels.

Hofmann first came to the United States in 1930, when former student Worth Ryder, art department chairman at the University of California, Berkeley, invited him to teach the summer session at Berkeley. He returned to California the following year, teaching a semester at the Chouinard School of Art, Los Angeles, followed by another summer session at Berkeley. Hofmann moved to New York in 1932 because of the political situation at home and at the urging of his wife, who was to remain in Germany until 1939.

While Hofmann served as guest instructor at the Thurn School of Art, Gloucester, Mass., during the summers of 1932 and 1933, his Munich school offered summer sessions taught by Edmund Daniel Kinzinger. Its 1933 prospectus noted, "Mr. Hofmann will probably conduct the summer school personally..." But he did not return, and the school closed in the fall of 1933.

Hofmann taught at Art Students League in the fall of 1932. The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts opened in New York City in the autumn of 1933, operating in several locations before moving to permanent quarters at 52 West 8th Street in 1938. He established the summer school at Provincetown, Mass. in 1934. Firsthand knowledge of Picasso, Matisse, and european modern art trends, along with his theories and the freedom he offered students, made Hofmann a widely admired, influential, and important teacher. Among his students were: Burgoyne Diller, Ray Eames, Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Harry Holtzman, Allen Kaprow, Lillian Kiesler, Lee Krasner, George McNeil, Irene Rice Pereira, and Richard Stankiewicz. In addition, art critic Clement Greenberg was significantly influenced by Hofmann's lectures on artistic theory. Both schools flourished until Hofmann decided to close them in 1958; after teaching for 43 consecutive years, he wanted to paint full-time.

In his writings, Hofmann expanded on theories regarding form, color, and space developed during his years in Paris. His most important text, Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in Gestaltung, based on notes begun in Paris circa 1904, was written during his second summer at Berkeley, 1931. That same year, Glenn Wessels translated it into English as Creation in Form and Color. Although Hofmann produced additional notes and revisions over the next two decades, the manuscript remains unpublished. Hofmann wrote essays and articles, many of which were published. A collection of Hofmann's writings, Search for the Real and Other Essays, was published in conjunction with his 1948 retrospective exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., the first solo show of an Abstract Expressionist to be organized by a museum. Other published and unpublished articles, essays, and shorter writings that elucidate his theoretical concerns include: "The Mystification of the Two- and Three-Dimensional in the Visual Arts," 1946; "Pictorial Function of Colours," 1950; "Space Pictorially Realized Through the Intrinsic Faculty of the Colours to Express Volume," 1951; "The Color Problem in Pure painting-Its Creative Origin," 1955; "The Creative Process-Its Physical and Metaphysical Performing," 1956; "Nature as Experience and Its Pictorial Realization," undated; and "Pure Colour Space," undated.

Hofmann's lectures to his own students, and talks presented to art groups and the general public addressed many of the same themes. He gave his first American lecture in 1930 at the University of Minnesota, and presented talks to a variety of groups while in California. Hofmann was a frequent speaker at the Provincetown Art Association, and participated in the "Forum 49" series he helped to organize at Gallery 200 in Provincetown, 1949.

In the last decade of his life, Hofmann produced a large number of paintings. He was represented in the XXX Venice Biennale, 1960, and major retrospective exhibitions were organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1957, and the Museum of Modern Art, 1963. In 1963, he made a gift of 45 paintings to the University of California, Berkeley, and funded construction of a wing to house them in the soon-to-be-built University Art Museum. Hans Hofmann died in New York City on Feb. 17, 1966.

1880
Hans Hofmann is born in Weissenburg, Bavaria, on 21 March, the son of Theodor and Franziska Hofmann.
1886
The family moves to Munich, where Theodor becomes a government official. Hans studies mathematics, science, and music at the gymnasium. He plays the violin, piano and organ and begins to draw.
1896
With his father's help, finds a position as assistant to the director of public works of the State of Bavaria. Develops his technical knowledge of mathematics, resulting in several scientific inventions, including an electromagnetic comptometer.
1898
Studies with Willi Schwarz at Moritz Heymann's art school in Munich, where he is introduced to Impressionism.
1900
Meets Maria (Miz) Wolfegg, his future wife.
1903
Through Willi Schwarz, he meets the nephew of a Berlin collector, Philipp Freudenberg, who becomes his patron from 1904-1914 and enables him to live in Paris.
1904
Frequents the Caf� du Dome, a haunt of artists and writers, with Jules Pascin, a friend from Moritz Heymann's school. Miz joins him in Paris. Attends evening sketch class at the Acad�mie de la Grand Chaumi�re and the Acad�mie Colarossi. Meets Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse.
1908
Exhibits with the Neue Sezession in Berlin and again in 1909. Miz designs scarves with Sonia Delaunay (then Sonia Uhde).
1910
First one-person exhibition held at Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin. Meets Robert Delaunay, with whom he designs patterns for Sonia Delaunay's Cubist fashions. During their close friendship, both men develop as colorists.
1914
Hans and Miz leave Paris for Corsica so that Hans can regain his health during a bout of what turned out to be tuberculosis. Called to Germany by the illness of his sister Rosa, they are caught on the Tegernsee by the outbreak of World War I.
1915
Disqualified for the army due to the after effects of his lung condition, and with the assistance of Freudenberg terminated by the war, Hofmann decides to earn a living teaching. In the spring, he opens the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts at 40 Georgenstrasse, Munich.
1918-29
After the war his school becomes known abroad and attracts foreign students such as Worth Ryder, Glenn Wessels, Louise Nevelson, Vaclav Vytlacil, Carl Holty, Alfred Jensen, and Ludwig Sander. Holds summer session at Tegernsee, Bavaria (1922), Ragusa (1924), Capri (1925-1927), St. Tropez (1928-1929). Makes frequent trips to Paris. Has little time to paint but draws continually.
1924
Marries Miz Wolfegg on 5 June.
1929
A series of his drawings is reproduced by a photographic process known as Lichtdrucke.
1930
At the invitation of Worth Ryder, teaches in a summer session at the University of California, Berkeley, where Ryder is chairman of the Department of Art. Returns to Munich for the winter.
1931
In the spring, teaches at the Chouinard School of Art, Los Angeles, and again at Berkeley in the summer. Wessels helps him with the first translation of his book Form und Farbe in der Gestaltung, begun in 1904. Exhibits a series of drawings at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, his first show in the United States.
1932
Returns to the Chouinard School of Art in the summer. Advised by Miz not to return to Munich because of a growing political hostility to intellectuals, settles in New York. Vaclav Vytlacil helps arrange a teaching position for him at the Art Students League.
1932-33
Summer sessions at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts continue in St. Tropez (1932) and Murnau (1933), taught by Edmund Daniel Kinzinger. The school closes in the fall of 1933, and Miz gives up the lease in 1936.
1933
Spends the summer as guest instructor at the Thurn School of Art in Gloucester, Mass. In the fall, opens the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts at 444 Madison Avenue in New York. After a prolonged period of drawing, begins to paint again.
1934
Upon the expiration of his visa, travels to Bermuda to return with a permanent visa. Opens a summer school in Provincetown, Mass. The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts opens at 137 East 57th Street in New York. In 1936, the Hofmann School moves to 52 West 9th Street.
1938
The Hofmann School moves to 52 West 8th Street. A planned European summer session (traveling to Paris, the Cote d'Azure, Italy, and Capri) is called off after Hitler moves into Austria in the Spring. Delivers a lecture series once a month at the school in the winter of 1938-39, which is attend by the vanguard of the New York art world, including Arshile Gorky and Clement Greenberg.
1939
Miz Hofmann arrives in America. After a stay in New Orleans, joins her husband in Provincetown. They spend five months each summer in Provincetown and the rest of the year in New York.
1941
Becomes an American citizen. Delivers an address at the annual meeting of the American Abstract Artists at the Riverside Museum. One-person exhibition at the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans.
1942
Hofmann's former student Lee Krasner introduces him to Jackson Pollock.
1944
First exhibition in New York at Art of This Century Gallery, arranged by Peggy Guggenheim. "Hans Hofmann, Paintings, 1941-1944" opens at the Arts Club in Chicago and travels on to the Milwaukee Art Institute in January 1945. Howard Putzel includes Hofmann in "Forty American Moderns" at 67 Gallery, New York. He is also included in "Abstract and Surrealist Art in America" at the Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York (arranged by Sidney Janis in conjunction with publication of Janis's book of the same title).
1947
Exhibitions at Betty Parsons Gallery in New York, in Pittsburgh, and at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. The Texas show travels to Denton, Tex.; Norman, Okla.; and Memphis, Tenn. Begins to exhibit with the Kootz Gallery in New York. Kootz holds a one-person show of Hofmann's work each year until his death (with the exception of 1948 and 1956).
1948
Retrospective exhibition a the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass., in conjunction with publication of his book, Search For the Real and Other Essays.
1949
Travels to Paris to attend the opening of his exhibition at the Galerie Maeght and visits the studios of Picassso, Braque, Constantin Brancusi, and Joan Miro. Helps Fritz Bultman and Weldon Kees organize Forum 49, a summer series of lectures, panels, and exhibitions at Gallery 200 in Provincetown.
1950
Participates in a three-day symposium at Studio 35 in New York with William Baziotes, James Brooks, Willem de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Theodoros Stamos, David Smith, and Bradley Walker Tomlin. Joins the "Irascibles"-a group of Abstract Expressionists-in an open letter protesting the exclusion of the avant-garde from an upcoming exhibition of American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1951
Juries the 60th Annual Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago with Aline Louchheim and Peter Blume.
1954
One-person exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
1955
Designs mosaic murals for the lobby of the new William Kaufmann Building, architect William Lescaze, at 711 Third Avenue, New York. Retrospective held at the Art Alliance in Philadelphia.
1957
Retrospective exhibitions held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, which then travel to Des Moines, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Utica, and Baltimore.
1958
Hofmann ceases teaching to devote himself full time to painting. He moves his studio into the New York and Provincetown schools. Completes a mosaic mural for the exterior of the New York School of Printing (Kelley and Gruzen, architects) at 439 West 49th Street.
1960
Represents the United States with Philip Guston, Franz Kline, and Theodore Roszak at the XXX Venice Biennale.
1962
Retrospective exhibition opens in Germany at the Frankische Galerie am Marientor, Nuremberg, and travels to the Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and the Kongreilhalle, Berlin. In Munich, Neue Galerie im Kunstlerhaus presents "Oils on Paper, 1961-1962." Awarded an honorary membership in the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Nuremberg and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N. H.
1963
Miz Hofmann dies. Retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art organized by William Seitz travels throughout the United States and internationally to locations in South America and Europe, including Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Bielefeld. Signs a historic agreement to donate 45 paintings to the University of California at Berkeley and to fund the construction of a gallery in his honor at the new university museum, then in the planning stage. The exhibition "Hans Hofmann and His Students," organized by the Museum of Modern Art, circulates in the United States and Canada.
1964
Awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Serves on the jury for the 1964 Solomon Guggenheim International Award. Becomes a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Renate Schmitz inspires the Renate series.
1965
Awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by Pratt Institute, New York. Marries Renate Schmitz on 14 October.
1966
Hans Hofmann dies on 17 February in New York.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter, teacher, and writer Hans Hofmann measure 29.6 linear feet and date from circa 1904 to 2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1945 to 2000. The majority of the papers were created after 1932 and document Hofmann's life and professional career after settling in the United States. Among his papers are personal and professional correspondence; records of his schools in Munich, New York City, and Provincetown, Mass.; writings and notes; photographs; address and appointment books; artifacts; artwork; biographical information; interview transcripts; sales and estate records; and a small number of personal papers of his second wife, Renate Schmitz Hofmann. Hofmann's personal papers are augmented by a large selection of printed matter, including exhibition catalogs, articles, news clippings, and monographs about Hofmann and modern art, as well as documentary projects including Tina Dickey's compilation of oral histories and records of Hofmann's students, and research materials, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film created and gathered by Madeline Amgott during the production of two video documentaries about Hans Hofmann released in 1999 and 2002. Hofmann's Library was acquired with his papers; inscribed/annotated volumes have been retained with the collection.

Correspondence, 1914-1966 (Series 1), consists mainly of incoming letters about professional matters and personal business. A large portion of the letters are from museum directors and curators regarding the exhibition, loan, sale or donation of Hofmann's work; publishers, editors, and others preparing catalogs or biographical works; and galleries that showed Hofmann's paintings or represented him. Also among the correspondents are students and former students, art historians, art critics, fans, and friends. Family correspondents are a sister-in-law, nieces, and a nephew in Germany. Additional correspondence concerning administrative matters, and requests for catalogs, transcripts and recommendations are among the Records of the School of Fine Arts (Series 2). Financial Records (Series 4) contain a small amount of correspondence regarding banking, taxes, and Social Security. Estate Records (Series 9) include correspondence relating to taxes, the sale of Hofmann's Provincetown house, and various legal documents. Correspondence among the Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann (Series 10) include condolence letters, and a small number of personal letters and business correspondence regarding Hofmann's estate.

School of Fine Arts Records, 1915-1965 (Series 2), include a very small number of items relating to the Hans Hofmann Schule fur Bildende Kunst that operated in Munich from 1915 until 1933. These are printed prospectuses, a financial record, 1925; and "Italian Schools of Painting: The Renaissance in Italy," a printed chart, probably used as a teaching aid. Other items relating to the Munich school are photographs (Series 6) of Hans Hofmann with students in the 1920s, including some taken during the summer course in Capri, circa 1925. Travel photographs, 1920s, may have been taken while teaching summer courses in Europe, and an unidentified photograph, undated, of an exhibition installation in Germany may be school-related.

The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts was established in New York in 1933, and his summer school in Provincetown, Mass., opened in 1934; both operated continually until Hofmann closed them in 1958 in order to paint full-time. Records of these schools are more substantial, but still quite incomplete. They consist of administrative files containing accreditation records, correspondence, model bookings, inquiries from prospective students, and printed matter about the schools. Financial records are comprised of expense statements and an analysis of income from the 1956 summer session. Student records consist of student ledgers, registration and payment records, and requests for transcripts and recommendations. Miscellaneous items are student artwork and notes. Records postdating the schools' closing are inquiries from prospective students and requests from former students for transcripts or recommendations. Additional letters from former students about matters other than transcripts and recommendations are filed with Correspondence (Series 1).

Writings, circa 1904-1965 (Series 3), are published and unpublished manuscripts by Hans Hofmann and other authors. Hoffman wrote extensively about his philosophy of painting, about himself as a teacher and an artist, and about modern art. Included are manuscripts, drafts, and revisions of Hofmann's book, Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in Gestaltung, circa 1904-[1952?], Search for the Real in the Visual Arts and Other Essays, published in 1948, and The Painter and His Problems-A Manual Dedicated to Painting, 1963. Articles and Essays include the constituent essays of Search for the Real in the Visual Arts and Other Essays and others on theoretical aspects of painting, Alfred Maurer, and Charles W. Hawthorne. Talks and Lectures consist of notes, outlines, and some complete texts of Hofmann's speeches. Miscellaneous Writings are shorter, informative pieces, mostly unpublished. Representative titles include: "I Am Often Asked to Explain My Work," 1946, and "About the Relation of Students and Teachers," undated. Poems by Hofmann include some written to Miz Hofmann. Notes and Lists include notes on specific works of art and lists of paintings for exhibitions, framing, and shipping.

Financial Records, 1927-1966 (Series 4), consist mainly of banking records and tax returns with supporting documentation. There are also statements of assets and liabilities, and a few subject files concerning financial matters such as "House Expenses," "Social Security," and "University of California-Financial Standing With." Additional tax records are among the documents of the Estate of Hans Hofmann (Series 9), and expenses are recorded in his 1932 appointment book (Series 5).

Miscellaneous Records, 1906-1966 (Series 5) include Addresses and Appointment Books. Artifacts are a leather wallet and 6 photogravure blocks. Artwork consists of 4 sketches and block prints of 3 red shapes, one the numeral 5. Included with Biographical Information are birth and marriage certificates, immigration and naturalization papers, wills, Hofmann and Wolfegg family documents, biographical notes and chronologies, and a bibliography of writings on and by Hofmann. Interview Transcripts are of 3 interviews with Hofmann conducted for various purposes. Sales Records include lists of paintings sold through galleries and privately, and a list of prices computed by canvas size.

Photographs, circa 1925-1966 (Series 6) are of People, Events, Places, Works of Art, and Miscellaneous Subjects; also, Oversize Photographs. People include views of Hofmann alone and with Miz, students, and others; Miz Hofmann; Renate Schmitz Hofmann; and the Hofmann family. Also, there are pictures of identified and unidentified individuals and groups. Events recorded are "Forum 49" at Gallery 200, exhibition installations, openings, and ceremonies for honorary degrees awarded Hofmann. Photographs of places include Miz Hofmann's Munich apartment; interior and exterior views of Hofmann's Provincetown house; exterior views of the Provincetown school; Hofmann's New York studio; and unidentified houses and landscapes. Travel pictures are of Italy, Mexico, California [?], and unidentified locations. Photographs of works of art by Hofmann are mainly 35-mm color slides of works completed from 1935 to 1965. There are also photographs of works by other artists and Hofmann students. Teaching materials are photographs of Old Masters paintings, drawings, and Classical sculpture, some marked to indicate line, form, or proportion. Miscellaneous subjects are a dog, cat, and doll; also, a cover design for Search for the Real in the Visual Arts. The oversize photographs include portraits of Hans Hofmann and Miz, and works of art by Hofmann students.

Printed Matter, 1930-1978 (Series 7), contains articles, essays and a letter to the editor by Hans Hofmann; the remaining material by other authors is categorized by type. Exhibition Catalogs and Related Items (mainly announcements and invitations), 1931-1978, undated, are from group and solo shows that featured the work of Hans Hofmann; also, catalogs and announcements of other artists' exhibitions collected by Hofmann. Newspaper clippings and articles from periodicals include reviews, feature articles, articles with brief references to Hofmann or reproductions of his work, and obituaries. Others are on art-related topics and miscellaneous subjects. Miscellaneous printed matter includes a variety of items such as brochures about art courses (not the Hofmann school), reproductions of works by Hofmann and other artists, book prospectuses, and statements. Art Museum: A Center for Cultural Study, a prospectus showing models and drawings of the proposed University Art Museum, Berkeley, notes the location of its Maria and Hans Hofmann Wing. A Scrapbook, 1944-1962, contains clippings, exhibition reviews, and some catalogs, checklists, and invitations. Nineteen books that mention or are about Hofmann are a part of this series.

Hans Hofmann's Library (Series 8) of art books and general literature was acquired with his papers. Inscribed and annotated volumes have been retained. Books about or mentioning Hofmann are among Printed Matter (Series 7). All other books and periodicals (376 items) were transferred to the Library of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum.

Estate of Hans Hofmann, 1945-1974 (Series 9), consists of records of Hofmann's attorney and co-executor, Robert Warshaw, and includes correspondence and legal documents concerning taxes, the Provincetown house, and miscellaneous business matters.

Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann, 1962-1967 (Series 10), include notes, correspondence, condolence letters and records regarding Hans Hofmann's funeral, and information about the theft of Hofmann paintings from his Provincetown house in 1966.

Hans Hofmann Documentary Projects, 1944-2011 (Series 11) includes research materials compiled by Tina Dickey concerning Hofmann's students, correspondence as well as primary source and supplementary research materials produced and gathered by Madeline Amgott for two video documentaries on Hofmann released in 1999 and 2002. Original and edited audiovisual recordings are included in the series, as well as primary source material gathered from a variety of sources.

Arrangement and Series Description

The Hans Hofmann papers are arranged into 11 series. Correspondence (Series 1), Financial Records (Series 4), and Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann (Series 10) are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Unless noted otherwise, material within each folder is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Amgott, Madeline
  • Dickey, Tina, 1954-
  • Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.).
  • Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts
  • Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930
  • Hofmann, Maria, 1885-1963
  • Hofmann, Renate Schmitz, 1930-1992
  • Mauer, Alfred
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Art schools--Massachusetts--Provincetown
  • Art schools--New York (State)--New York
  • Art students--New York (State)--New York
  • Art teachers
  • Art--Philosophy
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Authors--Massachusetts
  • Authors--New York (State)--New York
  • Interviews
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Painters
  • Painting, Modern--20th century--Study and teaching
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Video recordings

Provenance

Renate Schmitz Hofmann, widow of the artist, donated to the Archives of American Art 313 35-mm color slides of work by Hans Hofmann in 1974. The remainder of the collection was a gift of the Estate of Hans Hofmann in 1997. Tina Dickey donated her research material in 2000 and 2001 under the auspices of the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust. In 2006, additional manuscripts, notes, and illustrations for Hofmann's Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in der Gestaltung were received from the Trust. In 2015, the Trust donated additional correspondence, research and video production materials related to two documentaries on Hans Hofmann by Madeline Amgott. 13.0 linear ft. books, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals (376 items) from Hofmann's library, received with the collection, were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum-National Portrait Gallery Library.

Separated and Related Materials

Monographs and periodicals (376 items) from Hofmann's Library not directly related to the artist were transferred to the Library of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum in 2001. The Library retained relevant volumes, dispersed others to appropriate libraries within the Smithsonian Institution, and made final decisions regarding disposition of any remaining items.

The holdings of the Archives of American Art include papers and oral history interviews of many former students and friends of Hofmann; among these collections are correspondence, photographs, reminiscences, writings, and printed items relating to Hofmann and his school. The Lillian Kiesler Papers, 1920s-1990s include records of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Researchers are advised to conduct a name search in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS).

Other Hans Hofmann Papers, 1929-1976 (1.65 linear ft.) are owned by The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (Collection number: BANC MSS 80/27 c). An inventory is available on The Bancroft Library's website at http//www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2001 and microfilmed onto reels 5801-5811 in 2003. Additional accessions were processed and merged into the collection in 2006 and 2015. The glass plate negative was re-housed in 2015 with a grant provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. In 2015, the collection was prepared for digitization by Megan McShea and Judy Ng and scanned with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. The glass plate negative is housed separately and closed to researchers. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Hans Hofmann papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Authotization to quote or reproduce, for purposes of publication, the 1998 May 27 interview of Max Spoerri by Tina Dickey requires written permission from Max Spoerri.

Available Formats

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include slides and negatives of works of art; duplicates; medical, banking, tax, and estate records; blank pages in bound volumes; blank versos of photographs; exhibition catalogs of other artists; inscribed published books, and sound and moving image materials. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.

How to Cite this Collection

Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1914-1966
3 Linear feet; Box 1-3

The correspondence of Hans Hofmann consists mainly of incoming letters about personal and professional matters. Correspondents include museums, galleries, art dealers, collectors, former students, art historians, critics, fans, friends, and relatives. Although the date of Hofmann's reply is often noted on letters received, outgoing letters are limited to a small number of drafts and carbon copies. Because Hofmann's wife, Miz, often handled his business affairs and was friendly with his former students, many letters are addressed to her. Letters in foreign languages-mostly German, but some in Italian and French-are noted.

Correspondents include Art of This Century Gallery (Peggy Guggenheim), Baltimore Museum of Art, Hofmann's dealer Samuel M. Kootz, the Museum of Modern Art, Mortimer Brandt Gallery (Betty Parsons), Betty Parsons Gallery, Howard Putzel of 67 Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Their letters document arrangements for Hofmann's major exhibitions and also concern the loan, sale, and donation of paintings.

With the exception of a file titled "War Compensation," correspondence is limited to the years of Hofmann's residence in the United States. "War Compensation" correspondence and related records, 1912-1923, concern Hofmann's claim against the German government for personal property-including works of art-removed from his Paris apartment in 1914 while he was in Corsica. Correspondence documents attempts to learn the fate of his paintings and the claims process. The correspondents are painter Rudolph Levy, who may have sold Hofmann's paintings and possessions during the time he sublet the apartment; sculptor Eugen Steinhof, Monsieur Haven and Hermann Hailer, who would assist with the claim; and the Bund des Auslandsdeutschen, Bavarian Section. Supporting documentation consists of leases for his Paris apartment and a floorplan, drawn by Hofmann, that indicates placement of furniture and includes an inventory of possessions, including works of art, with values for each item.

Small quantities of additional correspondence are filed with other series. School of Fine Arts Records (Series 2) include inquiries from prospective students; requests for transcripts and recommendations; Immigration and Naturalization Service approval of the school; correspondence about foreign students; and correspondence with the Veterans Administration. Financial Records (Series 4) contain correspondence with the American Express Company, the Social Security Administration, and several banks. Estate Records (Series 9) include correspondence regarding taxes, Hofmann's Provincetown house, and legal matters concerning settlement of his estate. Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann (Series 10) include personal and estate correspondence, as well as condolence letters.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and also includes a few subject files (e.g. "Autograph Requests," "Car Accident," and "War Compensation"). Unknown, unsigned, or illegible letters are filed at the end of the series.

Box Folder
1 1 Abrams, Harry (Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated), 1963
1 2 Academia Tiberina (in Italian), 1965
1 3 Acme Laundry Company, 1958
1 4 Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1947-1964
1 5 Adelphi College, 1963
1 6 Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Nurnberg (in German), 1962-1965
1 7 Alberts, Jean Debran, 1955
1 8 Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo Fine Arts Academy), 1958
1 9 Aldrich Museum (Larry Aldrich Museum), 1965
1 10 Allard Corporation, 1958
1 11 Allied Artists of West Virginia, 1958
1 12 Allied Publications, Inc., 1963
1 13 Ambassador of India, circa 1930-1966
1 14 American Council on Education, Committee on Leaders and Specialists, 1958
1 15 American Federation of Arts, 1952-1965
1 16 American Republic Insurance Company, 1965
1 17 American Society for Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Inc., 1958
1 18 American University (Watkins Gallery), 1954-1955
1 19 Andover Art Studio, 1958
1 20 Apostolides, Zoe, 1960, 1963
1 21 Architectural League of New York, 1958
1 22 Archives of American Art, 1959-1965
1 23 Armstead, Jean, 1959
1 24 Art Center Association, 1947
1 25 Art Digest, 1930-1946
1 26 Art Gallery of Toronto, 1962
1 27 Art Institute of Chicago, 1943-1963
1 28 Art International, 1965
1 29 Art News, 1958-1963
1 30 Art of This Century Gallery (Guggenheim, Peggy), 1944
1 31 Art Patrons League of Mobile, 1964
1 32 Art Students League of New York, 1944, 1957
1 33 Artist Tenants Association, 1964
1 34 "Artists' Annual," 1957
1 35 Artists' Committee for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963
1 36 Artists' Committee to Free Siquieros, 1962
1 37 Artists Equity Association, 1952
1 38 Artists for CARE, 1963
1 39 Arts and Architecture, 1945
1 40 Arts Center Committee of Henry Street Settlement, 1964
1 41 Arts Club of Chicago, 1944-1946
1 42 Artz, Mr., 1956-1964
1 43 Ashton, Dore, 1960
1 44 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1965
1 45 Atlanta Art Institute, 1961
1 46 Audubon Artists, Inc., 1962
1 47 Autograph Requests, 1958-1965
1 48 Axley, Martha F., 1963
1 49 Ayer & Son, Inc. (N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc.), 1957
1 50 Balance, 1957
1 51 Baltimore Museum of Art, 1953-1965
1 52 Barr, M.G. and R.V. Repogle, 1960, 1965
1 53 Bartas, Armand, Jr., circa 1940-1966
1 54 Bartlett Tree Expert Company (F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company), 1961, 1965
1 55 Bartok, Jean, 1957
1 56 Bayerthal, F. L. (in German), 1962-1963
1 57 Baziotes, William and Ethel, 1949
1 58 Beale, Paulette, 1932-1959
1 59 Beaumont, Mona, 1958
1 60 Bennington College, 1955-1956
1 61 Berg, Stephen, 1957
1 62 Berkman, Florence, 1957, 1963
1 63 Berlad, Anne, 1964
1 64 Bevin, Alice C., 1964
1 65 Bezirksf�rsorgeverband M�nchen Stadt, Wohlfahrts-und Jugendamt (in German), 1934-1935
1 66 Billmeyer, Willialm and Nieves, 1960-1965
1 67 Binder, Joseph and Carla, 1966
1 68 Birmingham Museum of Art, 1954, 1958
1 69 Bleich, Alan Ralph, 1963
1 70 Boakey, Dorothy, 1965
1 71 Boaz, Helen, 1962
1 72 Bogdonovitch, George J., 1958
1 73 Boloff's Catalogue of Modern Art, 1966
1 74 Bolmeier, Jane, 1963
1 75 Booth, Cameron, 1962-1963
1 76 Boston Council for International Visitors, 1964
1 77 Bouchard, Diane, 1963
1 78 Boxer, Jean, 1963
1 79 Bradley, Mary, 1963
1 80 Brandt Gallery (Mortimer Brandt Gallery), 1946
1 81 Brechemin, Louis, 1938-1939
1 82 Breeskin, Adelyn ( See also: Baltimore Museum of Art; Washington Gallery of Modern Art), 1964
1 83 Brichter, Yela, 1965
1 84 Brigadier, Anne and Maurice, 1958
1 85 Brooklyn Museum, 1963
1 86 Brown, May and Everett, 1963-1965
1 87 Budnick, Sidney Gordon, 1964
1 88 Bultman, Fritz, 1963-1965
1 89 Calder, Alexander, 1946
1 90 California School of Fine Arts, 1957-1958
1 91 Car Accident, 1960
1 92 Carles, Arthur B., 1934
1 93 Carnegie Institute, 1959
1 94 Carosso, Roberta, 1961
1 95 Cassel, Frank, 1963-1964
1 96 Catalogo Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea (in Italian), 1963
1 97 Catalogue Integral des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet (in French), 1965
1 98 Catusco, Louis, 1963
1 99 Caudell, Paul, 1964
1 100 Cavallon, Giorgio and Linda, 1963-1964
1 101 Cerf, Phyllis (Mrs. Bennett), 1963
1 102 Channel 5, WABD, 1958
1 103 Chapin, David and Barbara, 1964
1 104 Chen, Jeannette, 1958-1964
1 105 Christ-Janner, Albert ( See also: Pratt Institute), 1959
1 106 Chrysler Art Museum of Provincetown, 1961-1964
1 107 Chrysler, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Percy, Jr., 1958
1 108 City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., 1958
1 109 City of New York, Fire Department, 1957
1 110 Clark, Lucile S. (Mrs. Alden Witcomb), 1965
1 111 Clarke, Allan Hugh, circa 1942-1959
1 112 Clendenin, Eve, 1958-1964
1 113 Cleveland Center for the Arts, 1964
1 114 Colin, Ralph J., Jr., circa 1930-1966
1 115 Collectors Gallery, Inc., 1965
1 116 College of Complexes, 1958
1 117 Collier's Encyclopedia, 1960
1 118 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 1963-1965
1 119 Connecticut Watercolor Society, Inc., 1957
1 120 Contemporary American Artists, 1958
1 121 Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, 1958
1 122 Contemporary Portfolios, Inc. ( See also: Hollander Workshop Gallery), 1966
1 123 Contemporary Slides, 1957
1 124 Copley, Alfred Lewin, 1945
1 125 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1962-1963
1 126 Creation in Form and Color, 1931
Correspondence with publishers about copyright.
1 127 Creuze Tableaux Modernes (Raymond Creuze Tableaux Modernes, in French), 1957
1 128 Crotty, Frank H., 1964-1965
1 129 Cutler, Grayce E. (Grayce C. Solomon), 1965
1 130 Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1944, 1965
1 131 Dane, Eva Maria, 1960
1 132 Darling, Gilbert, 1944
1 133 Dartmouth College (Hopkins Center), 1962-1963
1 134 Davidow, Rhoda (Mrs. Ernest P.), 1964
1 135 Davis, Ted, 1958
1 136 Days & Sons (Frank A. Days & Sons), 1959
1 137 Dayton Art Institute, 1962
1 138 Delaney, Margaret (Mrs. Ward), 1965
1 139 Delgado Museum of Art, 1964
1 140 de Nagy Gallery (Tibor de Nagy Gallery), 1963
1 141 Des Moines Art Center, 1960-1965
1 142 Department of State, Advisory Committee on the Arts, 1960-1961
1 143 Design Students Association, Institute of Design (Illinois Institute of Technology), 1958-1959
1 144 Detre, Roland (in German), 1959
1 145 Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950
1 146 Dick, Anna Gilles (Mrs. Nathan D.), 1963
1 147 Donnelley, Helen, 1944, 1961-1963
1 148 Donovan, Mr., 1957
1 149 Donovetsky, Ivan, 1957-1964
1 150 Douaihy, Saliba, 1965
1 151 Dreyfuss, Lily (Mrs. William), 1963-1965
1 152 Dubuffet, Jean (in French), 1952, 1960
1 153 Dudley Management Corp., 1959
1 154 Duross Company (145 West 14th St. apartment), 1958-1960
1 155 Eastman, Lee V., 1962
1 156 Edizioni d'Arte Fratelli Pozzo (in Italian), 1960-1965
1 157 Edwards, Oscar, 1954, 1961
1 158 Edwards, Sibyl (Mrs. W. C., Jr.), 1963-1964
1 159 Eisenhart, Lucy, circa 1940-1966
1 160 Ellsworth, Paul and Shirleen, 1949, 1960
1 161 Exhibition Momentum, 1957
1 162 Faltitschek, Joseph (partially in German), 1959-1964
1 163 Faulkner, Philippa, 1963
1 164 Febich, Lynn Duke (Mrs. H. W.), 1962
1 165 Feinstein, Samuel L., 1952, 1965
1 166 Ferdman, Joe, 1964
1 167 Fiedler, Arnold (in German), 1962-1964
1 168 Finch College Museum of Art, 1965
1 169 Fine, P., circa 1930-1966
1 170 Fischer, Wilhelm L., 1962
1 171 Fleischman, Peri, 1964
1 172 Fleischmann, Katie, 1964
1 173 Fleiss, Max, 1958
1 174 Fletcher, Trudi, 1963
1 175 Follett, Jean F., 1963-1965
1 176 Ford Foundation, 1958, 1962
1 177 Fort Worth Art Center, 1959
1 178 Fortune, 1962
1 179 Francis, Muriel, 1946, 1964
1 180 Freed, Lillian and William, 1963
1 181 Freeland, Clare (Mrs. Frank), 1958
1 182 Friborg, Stan and Dodie, 1964
1 183 Friends of the Museum of Modern Art Emergency Committee, 1958
1 184 Fullingly, Kurt, 1945
1 185 Futter, Joy (Mrs. Thomas M.), 1963
1 186 Gahagan, James, 1957-1964
1 187 Galerie Anderson-Mayer, 1963-1965
1 188 Galerie des Artes (in German), 1963
1 189 Galerie Louis Carr� Co., 1950
1 190 Galerie Maeght (in French), 1952
1 191 Gallagher, Edward J., Jr., 1960
1 192 Galleria Blu, 1963
1 193 Geldzahler, Henry, 1965
1 194 Germanisches National Museum (partially in German), 1959-1963
1 195 Gibson, Roland, 1964
1 196 Glusman, Sidney, 1962-1965
1 197 Goetz, Amanda (in German), 1964
1 198 Golden, Barbara (Mrs. Stanley), 1964
1 199 Goldwater, Robert, 1952
1 200 Goodman, Laura, 1960
1 201 Goodnough, Robert, 1960
1 202 Gordon, H. Billings, circa 1930-1966
1 203 Greenberg, Dorothy (Mrs. Sam), 1961-1964
1 204 Gregory, Bruce, 1958
1 205 Guggenheim Museum (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), 1961-1964
Box Folder
2 1 Haddad, Jennie, 1958
2 2 Haftmann, Werner (in German), 1959
2 3 Haley, John, 1960-1964
2 4 Hamilton, Frank O., 1960-1965
2 5 Hampton, Toni, 1961
2 6 Harper's Bazaar, 1948
2 7 Harriton, Abe and Estelle, 1964-1966
2 8 Harvard University, 1964
2 9 Hasenecker, Maria, 1962
2 10 Hauck, Janet (Mrs. Fred), 1960
2 11 Hawthorne, Jo, 1952
2 12 Hayes, Bartlett, circa 1940-1966
2 13 Haynes, M. Lucile, 1963
2 14 Hazen �diteur (Fernand Hazen �diteur, partially in French), 1955-1956
2 15 Heisler, Harry B., 1959, 1964
2 16 Helmsley-Spear, Inc., 1959-1964
2 17 Hendel, Josef (in German), 1957-1964
2 18 Henri, Florence (in German), 1964
2 19 Hentzen, Alfred (in German), 1960
2 20 Herberg, M.(in German), 1965
2 21 Herma, Hans, 1963
2 22 Hillman, Kay, 1963
2 23 Hodges, Alice, 1962
2 24 Hoenigsberg, Robert and Helga (partially in German), 1963-1965
2 25 Hoffmann, Werner (in German), 1962
2 26 Hofmann Foundation, 1958-1964
2 27 Hofmann, Franziskoi (niece "Bobi") (in German), 1958-1966
2 28 Hofmann, Hans-Theo (nephew) (in German), 1951-1965
2 29 Hofmann, K�the (sister-in-law) (in German), 1951-1966
2 30 Hofmann, Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg (in German), 1938-1939
2 31-33 Hofmann, Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg, Death-Condolence Letters, A-Z, 1963
2 34-35 Hofmann, Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg, Death-Floral Tributes, A-Z, 1963
2 36 Hofmann, Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg, Death-Miscellaneous Correspondence and Records, 1963
2 37 Holiday, 1959
2 38 Hollander Workshop Gallery ( See also: Contemporary Portfolios, Inc.), 1965
2 39 Holst, Bill, 1959
2 40 Huck, Peggy, circa 1940-1960
2 41 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1963
2 42 Institute of International Education, 1958
2 43 International Center of Aesthetic Research, 1962-1963
2 44 International Who's Who, 1964
2 45 Ireland, Ben L., 1964
2 46 Iseman, Marjorie (Mrs. Joseph), 1961
2 47 Israel, Alfred, 1965
2 48 It Is Magazine, 1965
2 49 Jackson, Martha, 1964-1965
2 50 Jacobs, Kenneth M., 1962
2 51 Jaffe, Irma B., 1965
2 52 Janis Gallery (Sidney Janis Gallery), 1963
2 53 Janss, Anne and Bill, 1964
2 54 Jensen, Margaret, circa 1940-1966
2 55 Jewell, Edward Alden, 1945
2 56 Johnson, Buffie, 1957-1964
2 57 Johnson, David S., 1963
2 58 Johnston, Maggie, 1965
2 59 Jones, Alfred E., Jr., 1955
2 60 Jones, Bob, 1962
2 61 Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1952
2 62 Kanovitz, Howard and Mary, 1965
2 63 Kaprow, Allan, 1957, 1964
2 64 Karlis Gallery (Tizca Karlis Gallery), 1963, 1965
2 65 Kasle, Gertrude, 1964
2 66 Katzen, Lila, 1963
2 67 Keating & Co., Inc. (W. R. Keating & Co., Inc.), 1960
2 68 Kennedy, Janet, 1965
2 69 Kepes, Gyorgy, 1963
2 70 Kiesler, Frederick J., circa 1940-1966
2 71 Kingsland, James, 1957
2 72 Kinzinger, Edward(in German), 1958
2 73 Knox, Seymour H., 1959
2 74 Koch, Erik and Barbara, 1964
2 75 Koler, Hannah, 1958, 1964
2 76-77 Kootz Gallery (Samuel M. Kootz Gallery), 1941-1966
2 78 Kotin, Albert, 1964
2 79 Kuh, Katharine, 1961
2 80 Kunitz, Stanley and Elise Asher, 1963
2 81 Kuper, Rose, 1963
2 82 La Selle, Dorothy Antoinette, 1959-1965
2 83 Lane, William H., 1953-1957
2 84 Larsen, Marie (Mrs. Bror), 1962
2 85 Lazarus, Lois, 1957-1958
2 86 Lazarus, Marvin P., 1962, 1964
2 87 Lembach, John, 1964
2 88 Lempertz of Cologne, Inc., 1965
2 89 Leonard, Jack, 1961
2 90 Lescaze, William and Mary, 1956-1964
2 91 Levinson, Jo Ann List, 1964
2 92 Levy, Dr. and Mrs., 1961
2 93 Lewis, Paul G., 1959
2 94 Life, 1957, 1963
2 95 Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, 1952
2 96 Linker, Anne, 1947
2 97 Linn, Mr. and Mrs. John, 1960
2 98 Lipp Litho Co. (A. J. Lipp Litho Co.), 1958
2 99 Lister, Jeanne, 1960
2 100 Little, John, 1958
2 101 Loden, Frieda Santz (in German), 1964
2 102 Longview Foundation, Inc., 1958-1963
2 103 Look, 1948-1959
2 104 Loran, Erle ( See also: University of California, Berkeley-Gifts of Paintings and Museum Wing; University of California, Berkeley-Honorary Degree), 1956-1965
2 105 Loriot, G., 1956
2 106 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1951, 1965
2 107 Louisiana State University, 1964
2 108 Low, Fritz and Mathilde, 1961-1964
2 109 Lund, Lyle P., 1957-1962
2 110 Lust, Herbert, 1959, 1962
2 111 Macdonald, James W. G., 1949
2 112 Macnaughton, Alan A., 1957
2 113 Mademoiselle, 1955-1958
2 114 Magazine of Art, 1952
2 115 Mansfield, Nancy, circa 1940-1966
2 116 Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, 1963
2 117 Mayor's Advisory Committee for the Aged, 1957
2 118 McGraw, Durban A., 1945
2 119 McMullen, Marilyn Earls, 1959
2 120 McNeil, George, 1957-1965
2 121 Megan, Paul J., 1960
2 122 Mercer, Phyllis and George, 1963, 1965
2 123 Messer, Tom and Remi, 1965
2 124 Metro, 1962
2 125 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951-1952
2 126 Michaels, Barbara (Mrs. Arthur), 1963
2 127 Milius, Tom, 1941-1945
2 128 Miller, Agnes L. Hood, circa 1940-1966
2 129 Miller, Dorothy, 1960, 1962
2 130 Milwaukee Art Institute/Milwaukee Arts Center, 1944-1962
2 131 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1961
2 132 Minneapolis School of Art, 1964
2 133 Mnuchin, Leon A., circa 1940-1966
2 134 Modern Art Annual, 1950
2 135 Montclair Art Museum, 1952
2 136 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1963
2 137 Morgan, Maude, 1964
2 138 Motherwell, Robert and Helen Frankenthaler, 1958-1964
2 139 Moufang, Wilhelm (in German), 1958
2 140 Mueller, Peggy (Mrs. George W. Haldeman), 1957
2 141 M�ller, Dody, 1962-1963
2 142 Mundt, Ernest, 1963
2 143 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1957-1958
2 144 M�nter, Gabriele (in German), 1954
2 145 Murchison, Carl and Dorotea, 1965
2 146 Mus�e des Arts D�coratifs (in French), 1960-1961
2 147 Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts (partially in German), 1961
2 148-150 Museum of Modern Art ( See also: Friends of the Museum of Modern Art Emergency Committee; National Committee on Art Education, Museum of Modern Art), 1951-1966
2 151 Namuth, Hans, 1963-1964
2 152 Napoli, Giuseppe, 1965
2 153 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1964
2 154 National Citizens for Johnson and Humphrey, 1964
2 155 National Committee on Art Education (Museum of Modern Art), 1958
2 156 National Council For U. S. Art, Inc., 1955
2 157 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1963-1965
2 158 Neff, Wallace, 1965
2 159 Nelson Gallery of Art (William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art), 1964
2 160 Neue Galerie im K�nstler Haus M�nchen (in German), 1962-1963
2 161 New England Council for Economic Development, 1958-1959
2 162 New England Telephone, 1963
2 163 New York Clinic for Mental Health Art Sale, 1961
2 164 New York Graphic Society, Inc., 1965
2 165 New York Herald Tribune, 1963
2 166 New York State Council on the Arts, 1951
2 167 New York Studio School, 1965
2 168 New York Telephone Company, 1958
2 169 New York Times, 1964
2 170 New York University, 1957
2 171 Newbill, Al, 1965
2 172 Newman, Barnett, 1965
2 173 Newsweek, 1961, 1964
2 174 Niswanger, Herbert (in German), 1963
2 175 Nordness Gallery, 1962
2 176 Novelli, Anna Maria, 1964
Box Folder
3 1 O'Connor, Elizabeth, 1965
3 2 O'Connor, Francis V., 1964
3 3 Oertly, Alda, 1943-1965
3 4 Ohio Wesleyan University, 1958
3 5 Olsen, Fred H., 1958, 1965
3 6 Oregon State University, 1961
3 7 Otis, Kathryn, circa 1940-1966
3 8 Pag�n, Evelyn, 1964
3 9 Parsons Gallery (Betty Parsons Gallery), 1947, 1957
3 10 Pataky, Tibor, 1963
3 11 Patnaik, Debra Prasad, 1966
3 12 Pavia, Philip, 1959-1960
3 13 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1954, 1965
3 14 Person, Dr., circa 1940-1966
3 15 Phillips, Marlene, 1960
3 16 Phoenix Art Museum, 1963-1964
3 17 Pictures on Exhibit, 1947
3 18 Pierce, Earl, 1961-1962
3 19 Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, 1947
3 20 Plaskett, Joseph, 1950
3 21 Poindexter, Sterling, 1945-1959
3 22 Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, 1956, 1963
3 23 Powell, Diane, 1959
3 24 Pratt Institute, 1962, 1965
3 25 Price, Grace Hartigan, 1963-1964
3 26 Project Sigma, 1965
3 27 Provincetown Art Association, 1945-1965
3 28 Provincetown Symphony Orchestra, 1965
3 29 Puma Gallery, 1943
3 30 Putzel, Howard and Estelle Putzel (67 Gallery), 1944-1945
3 31 Querido, John and Zita, 1960-1965
3 32 Rehbuck, Joseph (in German), 1962-1963
3 33 Reichstmmer der bildenden k�nste (in German), 1937
3 34 Reiter, Anna, 1957
3 35 Richmond Artists Association, 1957
3 36 Richter, Hans (in German), 1958
3 37 Riesenfeld, Victor S., 1945
3 38 Riportella, Vincent, 1964
3 39 Roach Company (M. F. Roach Company), 1964
3 40 Robertson, Foster, 1965
3 41 Robles Galley (Esther Robles Galley), 1958
3 42 Rogers, Mary, 1959, 1963
3 43 Roh, Franz (in German), 1960, 1962
3 44 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (Hunter, Sam), 1962-1964
3 45 Rosenberg, Harold and Maynatalie, 1958-1965
3 46 Rosenberg, Patia, 1963-1965
3 47 Rosenman, Samuel I., 1964
3 48 Rosenthal, Gertrude ( See also: Baltimore Museum of Art), 1954-1965
3 49 Rosner, Seth, 1962
3 50 Roth, Sydney M., 1963
3 51 Rothschild, Judith, 1963
3 52 Rowohlts Deutsche Enzyklop�die (in German), 1962, 1964
3 53 Rudershausen, Jutta (in German), 1962
3 54 Russell Peace Foundation (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation), 1963
3 55 Russi, Gertrude K. (Mrs. Simon), 1962
3 56 Ryder, Cornelia (Mrs. Worth), 1960-1961
3 57 Sachs, Adele, 1958
3 58 Sachs, Edith J., 1958
3 59 Sahl, Hans, 1952-1963
3 60 Saltonstall, Nathaniel, 1964
3 61 Sampson, Atlanta, 1963
3 62 San Antonio Art Institute, 1965
3 63 San Francisco Art Institute, 1962
3 64 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1943-1947
3 65 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1959-1964
3 66 Sawyer, Kenneth B., 1960
3 67 Scheier, Edwin and Mary, 1964
3 68 Schlien, Helen (Mrs. John M.), 1964
3 69 Schmailzl, Christine (in German), 1964
3 70 Schmitz, Renate (in German), 1964-1965
3 71 Schreyer, Greta, 1958
3 72 Schrier, N. (in German), 1957
3 73 Schurz Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation, Inc.), 1957
3 74 Schwambe & Co., Inc. (Clinton W. Schwambe & Co., Inc.), 1957-1964
3 75 Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1960-1966
3 76 Seestaller, Sofie (in German), 1947
3 77 Segui, Shinichi, 1964
3 78 Seitz, William and Irma ( See also: Museum of Modern Art), 1952-1965
3 79 Senator f�r Volksbildung (in German), 1962-1963
3 80 Shaier, Mary, 1964
3 81 Shiras, Howard H. (Hoyt), 1958
3 82 Siegel, Florence, 1959
3 83 Siegel, Jeanne, circa 1940-1966
3 84 Signa Gallery, 1958
3 85 Silvermine Guild School of Art, 1958
3 86 Simon and Schuster, circa 1940-1966
3 87 Simpson, Nancy, 1958-1959
3 88 Sles, Stephen, 1957-1964
3 89 Slotnik, Merv, 1964
3 90 Slutsky, Eugene Harvey, 1965
3 91 Smithers, Mary Lou, 1963-1964
3 92 Snow, A. M., circa 1940-1966
3 93 Sofro, Louis J., 1957
3 94 Solinger, David ( See also: Hofmann Foundation), 1958-1965
3 95 Souchon, Marion, 1945
3 96 Southern Illinois University, 1958
3 97 Spanish Refugee Aid, Inc., 1960
3 98 Sprinkling, Sondra, 1963
3 99 St�dtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (in German), 1962-1963
3 100 State of Louisiana Art Commission, 1962
3 101 State of New York Office for the Aging, 1964
3 102 Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1961
3 103 Steinman, Anne, 1960, 1963
3 104 Stengel, Walter (in German), 1957
3 105 Stephan, W. H., 1951
3 106 Stern, Rudolf, 1958, 1964
3 107 Stevenson, Beulah, 1954
3 108 Strauss, Willi (in German), 1962-1965
3 109 Studerendes Rad Kunstakademiets Maier-Og Billedhuggerskoler, 1961
3 110 Sweeney, James Johnson, 1940-1945
3 111 Syracuse University, 1956-1966
3 112 Tabachnik, Anne, 1961
3 113 Talbert, Joe, 1961
3 114 Tanager Gallery, 1958
3 115 Terrain Gallery, 1958
3 116 Texas State College for Women, 1944-1945
3 117 Thomas, Charles A., 1964
3 118 Thompson, Kay C. and Alden, 1964-1965
3 119 Thurn, Ernest, 1963
3 120 Time, 1957-1961
3 121 Tougaloo Southern Christian College, 1963-1964
3 122 Town Planning Associates, 1950
3 123 Towson State College, 1965
3 124 Tracy, Lois, 1962
3 125 Trocchi, Alexander, 1964
3 126 Tuchman, Maurice, 1959
3 127 Tworkov, Jack and Wally, 1961-1964
3 128 Tyler, Kenneth, 1966
3 129 United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, 1965
3 130 University of California, Berkeley, 1964-1965
3 131 University of California, Berkeley-Gifts of Paintings and Museum Wing (Rosenman and Colin) ( See also: Loran, Erle; Wessels, Glenn A. and Kay), 1961-1966
3 132 University of California, Berkeley-Honorary Degree ( See also: Loran, Erle; Wessels, Glenn A. and Kay), 1963-1964
3 133 University of California Press, 1957
3 134 University of California, San Diego, 1964
3 135 University of Illinois (Krannert Art Museum), 1944-1962
3 136 University of Miami, 1961
3 137 University of Michigan, 1958-1963
3 138 University of Minnesota, 1951-1952
3 139 University of Notre Dame, 1963
3 140 University of Southern California, 1963
3 141 University of Texas, 1945
3 142 University of Utah, 1958
3 143 University of Washington, 1961
3 144 Utrecht Linen, 1961
3 145 Van Dyke, Helen B., circa 1940-1966
3 146 Van Hoorns, Mary, 1964
3 147 Varady, Suzanne, 1958-1964
3 148 Village Voice, 1958
3 149 Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, 1962
3 150 Voggenauer, Kate (niece) (in German), 1963-1964
3 151 Vogue, 1957-1965
3 152 Von Guttry, Sophie (in German), circa 1950-1966
3 153 Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1963
3 154 Wadsworth Athenaeum, 1962
3 155 Walden School, 1958
3 156 Waldman, Paul, 1960
3 157 Walker Art Center, 1951-1961
3 158 Walker, Dr., 1949
3 159 Walker, Hudson D., 1964
3 160 War Compensation (Bund des Auslandsdeutschen, Bavarian Section; Monsieur Haven; Dr. Hermann Hailer; Rudolph Levy; and Eugen Steinhof; in German and French), 1912-1923
3 161 Ward, Virginia Shaw (Mrs. S. B.), circa 1940-1966
3 162 Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1963-1964
3 163 Washington Square Village (52 West 8th St. apartment), 1958-1965
3 164 Watrous, James, 1956
3 165 Weill, Guy A., 1960
3 166 Weinbaum, Judith, 1946
3 167 Weisgal, Fred E., 1965
3 168 Wells, Mason B., 1958-1965
3 169 Wessels, Glenn A. and Kay 1964 ( See also: University of California, Berkeley-Gifts of Paintings and Museum Wing; University of California, Berkeley-Honorary Degree), 1956-1964
3 170 White House Festival of the Arts, 1965
3 171 White Museum of Art (John Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University), 1959
3 172 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1951-1965
3 173 Whitsett, William, 1956
3 174 Wiener, Ingeborg and Paul, 1964
3 175 Wight, Frederick S. (University of California, Los Angeles- Art Gallery), 1956-1962
3 176 Willard, Charlotte, 1958-1963
3 177 Williams, Nina S., 1963
3 178 Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, 1961
3 179 Wise Gallery (Howard Wise Gallery), 1961
3 180 Witter, Ella, 1963-1964
3 181 WNCN Radio, 1963
3 182 Wolf, Ben, 1963
3 183 Wolsky, Milton, 1966
3 184 Woodard, M. P., 1948
3 185 Writers and Artists Project, 1965
3 186 W�rttembergischer Kunstverein (in German), 1965
3 187 Yale Literary Magazine, 1955
3 188 Yale University School of Art and Architecture, 1963
3 189 Young Insurance Company (William H. Young Insurance Company), 1963
3 190 Zilzer, Byula and Emil Kelemen (in German), 1963
3 191 Zogbaum, Wilfred, 1964
3 192 Zwillinger, Vera B., circa 1940-1966
3 193 Unknown (A-Z, unsigned and illegible), circa 1934-1965
Letters signed with no surname from: Bill; Dorothy; Dorothy and Roddy; Elyn; Frank; Fred; Hans; Janet; Jenny and Clem; John, Ella, Jeff, and Rodney; Joy; Joy and Marc; Katherine; Maria; Mary; Mary and Eddie; Meta; Patricia and Stephen; Paul; Peter, Vita, and Andrea; Ronald; and Trude.

Series 2: School of Fine Arts Records, 1915-1965
2 Linear feet; Box 4-5

The Hans Hofmann Schule f�r Bildende Kunst operated in Munich from 1915-1933. The very sparse extant records consist of a small amount of printed matter and a financial document. The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts was established in New York in 1933, and his summer school in Provincetown, Massachusetts, opened in 1934. Both closed in 1958, because after 43 consecutive years of teaching, Hofmann wanted to be able to paint full-time. Records of the New York and Provincetown schools are more extensive, but far from complete.

A small cache of records concerning Hofmann's school in Munich is supplemented by photographs (Series 6) containing views of Hans Hofmann with students during the 1920s, including some taken during a summer session in Capri, circa 1925. Travel photographs from the same period may have been taken while teaching summer courses in Europe. An unidentified photograph of an exhibition installation in Germany may be school-related.

Records concerning Hofmann's schools in New York City and Provincetown, Mass., consist of administrative, financial, student, and miscellaneous records. Material postdating the schools' 1958 closings consist of letters of inquiry from prospective students and requests from former students for transcripts or recommendations. Additional letters from former students are with Correspondence (Series 1).

For the large part, student records were created and maintained by registrar James Gahagan and his staff. Student ledgers note date of first entry into day, evening courses, and tuition paid. A variety of other information is also included in the student ledgers: number of class hours and fees for supplies are entered in vol. 1; vols. 2 and 3 record advance payments for summer school; lists of monitors and scholarships are included in vols. 3 and 4; and a partial roster of summer school students appears in vol. 4. Requests for transcripts and recommendations are addressed to Hofmann who appears to have handled these matters directly.

Among the miscellaneous items are a gouache painting by student Trude Baumann, and class notes of Dorothy G. Hales/Dorothy H. Gary.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Records are arranged by country of the school and then by document type. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

2.1: Munich, 1915-1933

Box Folder
4 1 Prospectuses, 1915-1916, 1933
4 2 Financial Record, 1925
4 3 "Italian Schools of Painting: The Renaissance in Italy,," 1923

2.2: New York City and Provincetown, Mass., circa 1936-1965

The subseries is arranged as 4 subseries:

2.2.1: Administrative Records, circa 1936-1965
Box Folder
4 4 Accreditation, 1952-1953
4 5 Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1945, 1952
4 6 Immigration and Naturalization Service-Approval of School and General Correspondence, 1953- 1964
4 7-8 Immigration and Naturalization Service-re: Foreign Students (A-Z, by year), 1953-1957
4 9-11 Inquiries from Prospective Students, 1956-1965
4 12 Model Bookings and Payments, 1955-1957
4 13 Office Procedure and Responsibilities, circa 1936-1957
4 14 Prospectuses, circa 1936, 1955-1956
4 15 Veterans Administration, 1947-1953
2.2.2: Financial Records, circa 1936-1965
Box Folder
4 16 Expense Statements, 1948-1952
4 17 Income, summer, 1956
2.2.3: Student Records, circa 1936-1965
Box Folder
4 18-19 Student Ledger, vol. 1: A-Z (disbound), 1946-1952
4 20 Student Ledger, vol. 2:, 1952-1954
4 21 Student Ledger, vol. 3:, 1954-1955
4 22 Student Ledger, vol. 4:, 1955-1956
4 23-25 Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1952-1955
4 26-27 Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1954-1956
4 28 Registration and Payment Lists, 1955-1956
Box Folder
5 1-2 Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1953-1954
5 3-4 Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1955-1956
5 5-7 Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1957-1958
5 8-9 Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1953-1954
5 10-11 Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1955
5 12-13 Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1956-1957
5 14-15 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (A-E), circa 1947-1965
5 16-17 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (F-J), circa 1947-1965
5 18-19 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (K-L), circa 1947-1965
5 20-21 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (M-O), circa 1947-1965
5 22-23 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (P-R), circa 1947-1965
5 24-25 Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (S-Z), circa 1947-1965
2.2.4: Miscellaneous, circa 1936-1965
Box Folder
5 26 Student Artwork, circa 1950-1960
5 27 Student Notes, 1955-1956

Series 3: Writings, circa 1904-1965
2.5 Linear feet; Box 6-8

This series includes published and unpublished manuscripts, drafts, revisions, and notes by Hofmann and other authors, organized by type-books, articles and essays, etc. Hans Hofmann wrote extensively about his philosophy of painting, about himself as a teacher and an artist, and about modern art. Writings by other authors are mainly about Hofmann and modern art.

Books, arranged alphabetically by title, include manuscripts, drafts, and revisions. Considered Hofmann's most important text, Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in Gestaltung, circa 1904-1952[?], is an instructional primer begun in Paris circa 1904 and added to over many years. It remains unpublished. An English translation, Creation in Form and Color, was made by Glenn Wessels in 1931. Peggy Huck's translation, The Supersensitory Origin of Painting, was completed in 1931. After microfilming was completed, several versions of Das Malerbuch and the two English translations were received from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust in 2006. Search for the Real and Other Essays, was issued in 1948 to accompany Hofmann's retrospective exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., the first one-man show of an Abstract Expressionist organized by a museum.

Articles and essays consist of published and unpublished manuscripts arranged alphabetically by title, with untitled items alphabetized by first line. Among them are the constituent essays of Search for the Real and Other Essays: "The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts," "Sculpture," "On the Aims of Art;" and "Plastic Creation."

Notes, outlines, and some complete texts of speeches are arranged chronologically. Miscellaneous writings are shorter, informative, mostly unpublished pieces written between 1944 and 1960. Untitled items are alphabetized by first line. Representative titles include: "I am Often Asked to Explain My Work," "A Reply to the Demand to Name some of My Students that have come Into Prominence," and "About the relation of students and teachers." Hofmann revised 5 manuscripts ("Untitled, in German") by literally cutting and pasting portions onto very long sheets which were then rolled tightly for storage. Over the years, the glue dried out and the scrolls came apart; fortunately, most sections were numbered sequentially, so their order could be reconstructed fairly well prior to scanning.

Among the notes and lists are notes on works of art concerning "Construction," "Magenta and Blue," the Chiamabote mural, and the New York School of Printing mosaic. Lists of paintings include works to be exhibited at Galerie Maeght (Paris), Mirski Gallery (Boston), and the Whitney Museum; works to be framed; and works to be shipped.

Writings by other authors are mostly unpublished articles, essays, and reviews arranged alphabetically by author. An untitled piece by C. Z., most likely Carl Zigrosser, was written in response to an article about the psychology of Picaasso's art by Carl Jung. Unsigned items include a review of Camille Pisarro: Letters to his Son Lucien, ed. John Rewald; and reviews of Hofmann exhibitions at the 67 Gallery (1945) and at Galerie Maeght (1949).

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Writings are arranged by author and then by document type. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

3.1: By Hofmann, 1928-1965

The subseries is arranged as 6 subseries:

3.1.1: Books, A-Z, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
6 1 Collected Writing on Art, 1958
6 Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in der Gestaltung
6 2 Memorandum, 1949
6 3 Early Drafts, circa 1931
6 4 Drafts and Notes, circa 1933-1950
6 5-6 Manuscript (based on the first book written in California), 1934
6 7-8 Manuscript (copy of the German original), 1948
6 9-10 Manuscript (autumn), 1948
6 11-12 Manuscript (edited), circa 1933-1950
6 13-14 Manuscript (English original translated by Peggy Huck as The Supersensitory Origin of Painting), 1953
6 15-16 Manuscript ("The Painter's Book, First English translation by Glenn Wessels" Creation in Form and Color), 1931
6 Das Malerbuch[?]
6 17 Draft, Part I - "Definition of form," circa 1952
6 18 Draft, Part II - a) "Nature in 'objective'experience" b) "Nature in 'plastic' experience" and c) "Nature in 'visual' experience," circa 1952
6 19 Draft, Part III - a) "Light" and b) "Relationship of form, light and color," circa 1952
6 20 Draft, Part IV - "Picture plane," circa 1952
6 21 Draft, Part V - "Colour as a plastic means," circa 1952
6 22 Draft, Part VI - "Mind," circa 1952
6 23 Draft, Part VII - "Composition," circa 1952
6 24 Chapter, "Bild formende gesetze," circa 1935-1950
6 25 Chapter, "Entwicklungs-Plan I," 1929
6 26 Chapter, "Entwicklungs-Plan II," circa 1935-1950
6 27 Intended Addition, "The object in the visual arts-its function in three-dimensional reality and its two-dimensional pictorial realization," 1951
6 28 Picture Material for Book, circa 1935-1950
Box Folder
7 1-2 Painter and His Problems-A Manual Dedicated to Painting, 1963
7 3 Painter and His Problems-A Manual Dedicated to Painting, Illustrations, circa 1933-1950
Original drawings, photostats and negatives of diagrams, photographs; captions and notations in both English and German.
7 4-6 Search for the Real and Other Essays, 1947-1948
3.1.2: Articles and Essays, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
7 7 "Color Problem in Pure painting-Its Creative Origin," 1955
7 8 "Creative Act-Gesture and meaning," circa 1930-1955
7 9 "Hawthorne-The Painter: An Appreciation," 1952
7 10 "Homage to Alfred Maurer," 1950
7 11 "Mystification of the Two- and Three-Dimensional in the Visual Arts," 1946
7 12 "On the Aims of Art," 1931-1932
7 13 "Painting and Culture," 1931
7 14 "Plastic Creation," 1932
7 15 "Quality??? What is It-What does it mean in the visual arts?," circa 1951
7 16 "Resurrection of the Plastic Arts" (I.); "Mystery of Creative Relations" (II.)," 1953
7 17 "Sculpture," 1933
7 18 "Search for the 'Real' in the Visual Arts," 1947-1948
7 19 "Welt und die Kunst," 1965
7 20 Untitled, 1928-1950
3.1.3: Talks and Lectures, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
7 21 1930: University of Minnesota Art Department
7 22 1931: Berkeley Women's City Club; University of California, Berkeley, "Lectures on Plastic Painting," and untitled lectures
7 23 1938: Lecture notes including: "Kosmos and cosmic creation on a picture plane," "Life," "Natur" (sic), "Movement of space," "Movement of Volumes"
7 24 1938-1939: Provincetown lectures, "Laws of the Picture Plane" and "Tensions"
7 25 1938-1939: Provincetown lecture, "Spiritualization"
7 26 1939-1940: Notes and texts including: "Realm of the unconscious," Picasso," and Lectures III-IX
7 27 1940: Provincetown, July 27
7 28 1941: Riverside Museum symposium, address on Abstract Art held during the 1941 Annual American Abstract Artists' Exhibition, Feb. 16
7 29 1949: "What Is an Artist?" delivered July 3; "American Art Today;" "American Art versus French Art;" and "Protest Against Ostrich Attitude in the Arts" (with Fritz Bultman)
7 30 1950: Studio 35 Round Table; texts and notes for Provincetown Art Association talks
7 31 1951: Provincetown Art Association, "About Education in General and Art Education in Particular," August 13
7 32 1952: Provincetown Art Association, "Photography as a Creative means," August 12; remarks recorded for Sam Feinstein's film
7 33 1962: Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, inauguration speech, Nov. 17
7 34 "Point and Line," "Artistic Childrenswork," "Hofmann Lectures No. Three to Eleven [10 and 11 lacking]," texts of several untitled talks, and notes for introducing Hofmann
3.1.4: Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
7 35 "About Art education and my approach toward it," circa 1930-1955
7 36 "About critics," 1956
7 37 "About Jackson Pollack and myself," 1956
7 38 "About myself, my work, my school," circa 1930-1955
7 39 "About the relation of students and teachers," circa 1930-1955
7 40 "About the subject mater (in pictorial creation)," circa 1930-1955
7 41 "Advanced Education in Art," circa 1930-1955
7 42 "Answer to a Question," 1951
7 43 "Answer to My Critics," 1944
7 44 "Architecture and pictorial art," circa 1930-1955
7 45 "Art and Art appreciation," 1953
7 46 "Art and Life," circa 1930-1955
7 47 "Collected writing on Art," 1958
7 48 "Colour," circa 1930-1955
7 49 "Creative process-its physical and metaphysical performing," 1956
7 50 "Falsification of History," circa 1959
7 51 "Following is a condensed reformulation of a statement made by me to my students dating back to 1938," 1960
7 52 "For Clarification of history I speak (reluctantly) of myself," circa 1930-1955
7 53 "Form im simme der Gertabtung," circa 1930-1955
7 54 "In Answer to a Question," circa 1930-1955
7 55 "Life," circa 1930-1955
7 56 "Magic of painting," circa 1930-1955
7 57 "My aim-in answer to repeated questioning," circa 1930-1955
7 58 "My Artistic Creed-A Statement," 1952
7 59 "Nature and Art-Controversy and Misconcept," 1957
7 60 "Nature as Experience and Its Pictorial Realization," circa 1930-1955
7 61 "New Concept for Mosaics of Our Time," 1956
7 62 "Notes on Art," 1950
7 63 "Offense in Pictorial Art," circa 1930-1955
7 64 "Pictorial Function of Colours," 1950
7 65 "Preface for catalogue for Hofmann exhibit, Berkeley, California," 1931
7 66 "Reply to the Demand to Name Some of My Students Who Have Come into Prominence," 1956
7 67 "Space and pictorial life," circa 1930-1955
7 68 "Space pictorially realized through the intrinsic faculty of the colours to express volume," 1951
7 69 "Spannungs Bezichungen," circa 1930-1955
7 70 Statement for Abstract and Surrealist Art in America by Sidney Janis, 1944
7 71 Statements for Contemporary American Painting, University of Illinois, 1951-1952
7 72 "Teaching of Hans Hofmann," circa 1930-1955
7 73 "This is the answer to a repeated refusal of acceptance of my work to the permanent collection of the museum of modern art," circa 1930-1955
7 74 "What is Life," circa 1930-1955
Box Folder
8 1 Untitled, A-Z (by first line), 1946-1961
8 2-4 Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
8 5-6 Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
8 7 Fragments, circa 1930-1955
3.1.5: Poems, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
8 8 Poems, 1944-1959
8 9 Poems to Maria Hofmann, 1960-1964
3.1.6: Notes and Lists, circa 1928-1965
Box Folder
8 10 Notebooks, "Farbe" and untitled, (2 vols.), circa 1930-1955
8 11 Notes on Works of Art, 1949-1956
8 12 Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1930-1955
8 13 List, Paintings Exhibited at Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1949-1962
8 14 List, Paintings Exhibited at Mirski Gallery, Boston, 1953
8 15 List, Paintings Exhibited in Germany, 1962
8 16 List, Paintings for Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, 1956-1957
8 17 Lists, Paintings, 1957-1963
8 18 Lists, Paintings to be Framed, 1958-1965
8 19 Lists, Paintings Shipped from Provincetown, 1958-1965
8 20 List, Photographs given to William Seitz, circa 1950
8 21 Miscellaneous Lists, circa 1930-1955

3.2: By Other Authors, circa 1910-1964

The subseries is arranged as 2 subseries:

3.2.1: About Hofmann and Modern Art, circa 1910-1964
Box Folder
8 22 Gasquet, Joachim. "What He Said to Me. The Motive," translation from an article in L'amour del'Art, 1921
8 23 Graham. "Case of Mr. Picasso," circa 1930-1955
8 24 Greenberg, Clement. Lecture on Hofmann and exhibition reviews, 1945-1947
8 25 Gris, Juan. "Concerning the Possibilities of Painting," lecture at the Sorbonne, circa 1910
8 26 Haecker, Theodore. "Was ist Kultur?," circa 1930-1955
8 27 Holzmann. American Abstract Artists, circa 1930-1955
8 28 Hunter, Sam. "Hans Hofmann," 1963
8 29 Kaldis, Aristodimos Melandinos. "Le Maire par Excellence: Hans Hofmann," 1962
8 30 Kaprow, Allan. "Hans Hofmann," circa 1930-1955
8 31 Larguier, Leo. "Diamanche avec C�zanne," [extract], circa 1930-1955
8 32 Matisse, Henri. "Henri Matisse Speaks About Painting," circa 1930-1955
8 33 Mondrian, Piet. "Toward the True Vision of Reality," circa 1930-1955
8 34 Stout, Myron J. "Statement," circa 1930-1955
8 35 Thurston, Carl H. P. "How Movement is Painted," from How We Look at Pictures, circa 1930-1955
8 36 Wessels, Glenn. "On the Aesthetic Content of Pictures, a lecture given before the Pacific Arts Association and the State Conference on Art Called by the State Board of Education in California...," 1931
8 37 Williams, Tennessee. "An Appreciation," from Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers, circa 1930-1955
8 38 C. Z. [Carl Zigrosser?], Untitled, circa 1930-1955
8 39 Unsigned, 1945-1960
3.2.2: Poems, circa 1910-1964
Box Folder
8 40 Poems, 1941-1964

Series 4: Financial Records, 1927-1966
0.5 Linear feet; Box 8

Financial records consist mainly of banking records, and tax returns and their supporting documentation. Additional tax records are among the records regarding Hans Hofmann's Estate (Series 9). In addition, there are statements of assets and liabilities and a few subject files concerning financial matters.

This series has not been scanned.

Records are arranged by alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
8 41 American Express Company, 1961-1967
8 42 Assets and Liabilities, 1946-1966
8 Banks
8 43 Bayerische Vereinsbank, 1962-1965
8 44 Bowery Savings Bank, 1963
8 45 Chase Manhattan Bank (checking account), 1965
8 46 Chase Manhattan Bank (custody account), 1965-1966
8 47 Chase Manhattan Bank (stocks and savings), 1965-1966
8 48 Ehlinger & Cie, 1963-1965
8 49 First National Bank of Cape Cod, 1964-1966
8 50 Gothaer Lebensversicherungs-bank, 1927-1937
8 51 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, 1964-1966
8 52 New York Savings Bank, 1961-1963
8 53 Various Savings Accounts, 1961-1962
8 54 Hayes Storage Invoices and Contracts, 1942-1947
8 55 House Expenses, circa 1949
8 56 Receipts and Miscellaneous Records (in German), 1914-1948
8 57 Social Security, 1955-1963
8 58 Taxes, 1930-1966
8 59-64 Taxes, Supporting Documentation, 1964-1966
8 65 University of California, Financial Standing with, 1963-1965

Series 5: Miscellaneous Records, 1906-1966
0.8 Linear feet; Box 9

The early portion of the 1932 appointment book records Hofmann's business and personal expenses. Artwork by Hofmann consists of 4 sketches in ink and pencil and 3 oversize block prints of flat, red shapes (one is the numeral 5).

Among the miscellaneous items included with biographical information are Hofmann's permit to paint in the Luxembourg Gardens issued in 1911, power of attorney, a building permit, automobile registration, galley proof of entry for Who's Who in the East (10th edition), and Hofmann's calling card. Additional wills are with the miscellaneous Estate Records (Series 9).

The bulk of this series has been scanned. Medical records have not been scanned.

Records are organized into a number of categories, most of which include just a few items. The series is arranged as 7 subseries:

5.1: Addresses, circa 1930-1966

Box Folder
9 1 Address Books, vols. 1-4, circa 1930-1966
9 2 Address Books, vols. 5-7, circa 1958-1966
9 3 Names and Addresses, circa 1930-1966

5.2: Appointment Books, 1932, 1960, 1966

Box Folder
9 4 Appointment Books (3 vols.), 1932, 1960, 1966

5.3: Artifacts, circa 1935-1960

Box Folder
9 5 Leather Wallet, circa 1930-1960
9 6-8 Photogravure Blocks containing images of works of art and classes in session undated, circa 1935-1960

5.4: Artwork by Hofmann, circa 1930-1960

Box Folder
9 9 Sketches, circa 1930-1960
9 10 Block Prints, circa 1930-1960

5.5: Biographical Information, 1906-1966

Box Folder
9 11 Bibliography of Writings on and by Hofmann, circa 1930-1960
9 12 Biographical Notes and Chronologies, circa 1930-1960
9 13 Birth Certificates, 1914-1941
9 14 Hofmann Family (prayer card for Ines Hofmann,1883-1937), 1937
9 15 Immigration and Naturalization Papers of Hans Hofmann, 1933-1943
9 16 Immigration and Naturalization Papers of Maria Hofmann, 1937-1943
9 17 Marriage Certificates, 1924, 1965
9 18 Medical Notes, 1966
9 19 Miscellaneous Items, 1911-1964
9 20 Wills, 1951, 1963
9 21 Wolfegg Family Documents (in German), 1906, 1933

5.6: Interview Transcripts, 1952-1966

Box Folder
9 22 Transcript of Interview with Hans Sahl, 1952
9 23 Transcript of Interview with Paul Segnitz, 1957
9 24 Transcript of Interview with Irma Jaffe for the Archives of American Art, 1966

5.7: Sales Records, 1946-1965

Box Folder
9 25 Prices, 1961-1965
9 26 Private Sales, 1946-1957
9 27 Sales, 1949-1957

Series 6: Photographic Materials, circa 1925-1966
1.5 Linear feet; Box 9-10, Box 19

Photographs are of people, events, places, works of art, and miscellaneous subjects.

Photographs of people include Hofmann alone, with Miz, and with students and others. They are mostly undated and are arranged in rough chronological order. Among the pictures of Hans and Miz Hofmann are several of them wearing oriental costumes, circa 1920s. Those of Hofmann with students and others are mostly unidentified (the one exception is a view labeled "Fred Hauck, Janet Chase, Herr Hofmann, Warren Cheney, Molly Bennett at Upper Angora Lake above Lake Tahoe, California, August, 1930" in the folder titled "Hans Hofmann with Others"). Several photographs in this category are over or under exposed, obscuring faces. A small leather album stamped with the title "Snap Shots Hancock, N.Y." contains 15 photographs of Hans, Miz, students, and friends. Photographs of identified individuals are Georg Hampton, Effie Bell Rogers, and Cornelia Ryder; only first names are provided for the few group shots that are identified.

Photographs of events record some of the "Forum 49" events held at Gallery 200 and include Fritz Bultman, Adolph Gottlieb, Hemley, Hans Hofmann, Weldon Kees, Karl Knaths, Blanche Lazell, and Judith Rothschild. Exhibition installation views and photographs of openings are of the Venice Biennale, 1960; Galerie im K�nstlerhaus, Munich, 1962; Museum of Modern Art, "Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture," 1966; and an unidentified exhibition in Germany. Also documented are ceremonies at which Hofmann was awarded honorary degrees: University of California, Berkeley, 1964, includes many views with Glenn and Kay Wessels, and Monica and John Haley at the San Francisco airport; and Pratt Institute Founder's Day, 1965.

Many of Hofmann's paintings are visible in the photographs of places. Views of Hofmann's New York studio, 1966, include paintings and images of Renate Schmitz Hofmann. Travel pictures are of Italy, Mexico, California[?], and unidentified locations.

Photographs of works by Hans Hofmann include the New York School of Printing mural, and "Summer" and "Rhapsody" from his Renate series. Also part of this subseries are Renate Schmitz Hofmann's 1974 gift of 313 35-mm color slides of paintaings executed between 1935 and 1965. Other artists are Detre, Georg Hampton, M. Wolfegg Hofmann, Sterling Poindexter, Myron S. Stout, L. Vivin (represented in Hofmann's personal art collection), Glenn Wessels, and Fritz Winter. Teaching materials are photographs of Old Masters paintings, drawings, and Classical sculpture, some marked to indicate line, form, or proportion; many are stamped "staatlich genehigt, Schule f�r bildende Kunst, Hans Hofmann, M�nchen."

Oversize photographs include portraits of Hofmann by Sid Grossman, Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, and Leon Schnall; Miz was photographed by Ruth Jacobi-Roth and Marvin Lazarus. With the exception of a nude study by Lee Krasner, student works are unidentified.

The bulk of this series has been scanned. Slides/negatives of artwork and the glass plate negative have not been scanned.

Photographic materials are organized by subject. Glass plate negative housed separately and closed to researchers. The series is arranged as 5 subseries:

6.1: People, circa 1920-1965

Box Folder
9 28 Hans Hofmann, circa 1920-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 19, Folder 1-2.
9 29 Hans and Maria ("Miz") Hofmann, circa 1920-1963
9 30 Hans Hofmann with Students/Students, circa 1920-1950
9 31 Hans Hofmann with Others, circa 1920-1964
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 3.
9 32 Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann, circa 1920-1963
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 4.
9 33 Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann with Others, circa 1930-1960
9 34 Renate Schmitz Hofmann, 1965
9 35 Theo Hofmann (nephew) and Family, 1947-1965
Box Folder
10 1 Photograph Album, circa 1930-1960
10 2 Individuals, A-Z, 1929-1951
10 3 Unidentified Individuals, Adults, 1941, 1957
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 5.
10 4 Unidentified Individuals, Children, 1935-1936
10 5 Groups, 1951
10 Unidentified Groups
10 6 Adults, circa 1920-1960
10 7 Families[?]/Adults with Children, circa 1920-1960
10 8 Children, 1926-1927, 1950
10 9 Artist's Model, circa 1920-1960

6.2: Events, 1949-1966

Box Folder
10 10 "Forum 49" at Gallery 200, Provincetown, MA, 1949
10 11 Exhibitions, 1960-1966
10 12 Honorary Degrees, 1964-1965

6.3: Places, circa 1920-1967

Box Folder
10 13 Miz's Munich Apartment, circa 1935
10 14 Provincetown House, Interior and Exterior, 1958
10 15 Provincetown School, Exterior, 1941
10 16 Studio, 1966
10 17 Travel Pictures, 1920s, 1960s
10 18 Munich, circa 1935
10 19 Unidentified, 1965
10 20 Unidentified Houses, circa 1920-1967
10 21 University Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif., Architect's Model, 1967
10 22 New York School of Printing
Oversized photograph housed in Box 19, Folder 6.

6.4: Works of Art, 1930-1965

Box Folder
10 23 By Hans Hofmann, 1935-1965
10 24-25 By Hans Hofmann (slides), 1935-1965
10 26-28 By Other Artists, D-W and unidentified, 1934-1937
10 29-31 By Other Artists, D-W and unidentified, 1934-1937
10 32-33 By Unidentified Hofmann Students, 1930-1965
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 7.
10 34 By Unidentified Hofmann Students (slides), 1930-1965
10 35-36 Teaching Materials, circa 1930-1965
10 37 Teaching Materials (negatives), circa 1930-1965

6.5: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1941-1948

Box Folder
10 38 Dog, Cat, Dolls, 1941
10 39 Cover Design for Search for the Real in the Visual Arts (Glass Plate Negative), circa 1948
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 1-2; 1 glass plate negative housed in MGP 1)
Box Folder
19 1-2 Oversized Photographs of Hans Hofmann scanned with Box 9, Folder 28, circa 1950-1965
19 3 Oversized Photographs of Hans Hofmann with Others scanned with Box 9, Folder 31, circa 1960
19 4 Oversized Photographs of Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann scanned with Box 9, Folder 32, circa 1957-1962
19 5 Oversized Photographs of Unidentified Individuals scanned with Box 10, Folder 3, 1940
19 6 Oversized Photographs of New York School of Printing scanned with Box 10, Folder 22, 1956
19 7 Oversized Photographs of Works of Art by Hofmann Students scanned with Box 10, Folder 32, circa 1930-1965
Box
MGP 1 Glass Plate Negative, circa 1948
1 Glass negative

Series 7: Printed Material, 1930-1978
5.2 Linear feet; Box 11-15, Box 20

Printed Matter By Hans Hofmann contains "Plastic Creation," 1932; Search for the Real and Other Essays, 1948; "The Color Problem in Pure Painting-Its Creative Origin," 1956; "Hawthorne-The Painter: An Appreciation," 1960 (in Hawthorne on Painting; From Students' Notes Collected by Mrs. Charles Hawthorne) and 1962 (in Charles W. Hawthorne, 1872-1930, Shore Galleries, Boston); "A Tribute to Adelyn D. Breeskin," 1962 (in the Baltimore Museum of Art News, summer 1962); statement on the work of Edith Sachs, undated (printed in an announcement for her show, Feb. 23-March 8, Zodiac Gallery, New York); and an undated letter to the editor of Look.

Miscellaneous printed matter includes a wide variety of items. An auction catalog for a fundraising event includes a Hofmann painting donated by the artist. University Art Museum: A Center for Cultural Study [UC, Berkeley], undated is a prospectus that shows models and drawings of the building and the location of its Maria and Hans Hofmann Wing. The scrapbook contains clippings, mainly exhibition reviews, and a small number of catalogs, checklists and invitations. Also included are two undated statements: "A Statement to the Public: Who Broke the Birds Nest?" by The Independent Advancing Artists, and "Aesthetic Realism: A General Statement."

The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned. Catalogs of other artists; clippings and articles on general art-related topics and miscellaneous subjects; some miscellaneous printed material; and published books have not been scanned.

Printed matter by Hans Hofmann is segregated; items by other authors are categorized by document type. The series is arranged as 6 subseries:

7.1: By Hans Hofmann, 1932-1962

Box Folder
11 1 Articles, Essays, Letter to the Editor, 1932-1962

7.2: Exhibition Catalogs and Related Items, 1931-1978

The subseries is arranged as 3 subseries:

7.2.1: Hoffman, circa 1935-1965
Box Folder
11 2-3 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1931-1949
11 4-6 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1950-1951
11 7-8 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1952
11 9-11 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1953-1955
11 12-14 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1956-1959
11 15-16 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1960
11 17-18 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1961
Box Folder
12 1-2 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1962
12 3-5 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1963
12 6 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1964
12 7-9 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1965
12 10 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1966
12 11-12 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1967
12 13-14 Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1968-1978
12 15 Solo and Group Exhibitions, circa 1935-1975
7.2.2: Other Artists, Solo Exhibitions, circa 1935-1965
Box Folder
13 1-8 A-L by Artist, circa 1935-1965
13 9-16 M-Z by Artist, circa 1935-1965
7.2.3: Other Artists, Group Exhibitions, circa 1935-1965
Box Folder
13 17-21 A-Z by exhibition title, circa 1935-1965

7.3: Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1974

Box Folder
14 1-2 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1930-1959
14 3-5 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1960-1974
14 6 Art-related Topics, 1930-1969
14 7-9 Art-related Topics, circa 1930-1970
14 10 Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1935-1965

7.4: Articles from Periodicals, 1928-1971

Box Folder
14 11-12 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1928-1954
14 13-14 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1955-1959
14 15-16 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1960-1961
14 17-19 About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1962-1971
14 20 Art-related Topics, 1928-1949
14 21-26 Art-related Topics, 1950-1966
14 27 Miscellaneous Subjects, 1960, 1963

7.5: Miscellaneous Printed Matter, 1936-1965

Box Folder
14 28 Art Courses (not Hans Hofmann School), 1936, 1963
14 29 Auction Catalog, 12th Annual Art Auction of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1965
14 30 Book Catalog and Prospectuses, 1951, 1961
14 31 Catalogs of Lamps, Paints, Art Supplies, circa 1960-1965
14 32 Picture Post Cards, circa 1940-1960
14 33 Provincetown Zoning By-Laws; Provincetown-Boston Airline Schedule, 1957, 1964
14 34 Reproductions of Works of Art by Hofmann, circa 1940-1960
Oversized artwork housed in Box 20, Folder 1.
14 35 Reproductions of Works of Art by Others, circa 1950-1955
14 36 Scrapbook, 1944-1962
Oversized scrapbook housed in Box 20.
14 37 Statements, circa 1940-1960
14 38 University Art Museum: A Center for Cultural Study, circa 1960-1965

7.6: Books Mentioning or About Hofmann, 1934-1963

Box Folder
15 1 Crotty, Frank. Provincetown Profiles and Others on Cape Cod. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette, 1958.
15 2 Claus, J�rgen. T heorien zeitgen�ssischer Malerei. Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, 1963.
15 3 Cheney, Sheldon. Expressionism in Art. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1934.
15 4 Eliot, Alexander. Three Hundred Years of American Painting. New York: Time Inc., 1957.
15 5 Geldzahler, Henry. American Painting in the 20th Century. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965.
15 6 Greenberg, Clement. Hofmann. Paris: The Pocket Museum, Editions Georges Fall, 1961.
15 7 Guest, Barbara and B. H. Friedman. Goodnough. Paris: The Pocket Museum, Editions Georges Fall, 1962.
15 8 Hess, Thomas B. Abstract Painting. Background and American Phase. New York: Viking Press, 1951.
15 9 Janis, Sidney. Abstract and Surrealist Art in America. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1944.
15 10 McDarrah, Fred W. The Artist's World in Pictures. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1961.
15 11 MoMA. Abstract Painting and Sculpture.
15 12 Motherwell, Robert and Ad Reinhardt, eds. Modern Artists in America. First Series. New York: Wittenborn Schultz, Inc., [1951].
15 13 Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, ed. American Painting Today. A Cross-Section of Our Contemporary Art. New York: Hastings House, 1956.
15 14 Rathbun, Mary C. and Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr. Layman's Guide to Modern Art, Painting for a Scientific Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.
15 15 Rosenberg, Harold. The Anxious Object. Art Today and its Audience. New York: Horizon Press, 1954.
15 16 Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann; With Selected Writings by the Artist. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1963.
15 17 Szittya, Emile. L'Art Allemand en France. Paris: Edition "La Zone," undated
15 18 Weller, Allen S. Art USA Now. Lucerne: C. J. Bucher, 1962.
15 19 Women. A Collaboration of Artists and Writers. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Editions, 1948.
Box Folder
20 1 Oversized Artwork by Hofmann from Box 14, Folder 34, circa 1950-1955
20 Oversized Scrapbook from Box 14, Folder 36, 1944-1962

Series 8: Hans Hofmann Library, circa 1904-1960
2.5 Linear feet; Box 16-18, Box 20

Books from Hans Hofmann's personal library were included among the papers donated to the Archives of American Art. Inscribed and annotated volumes have been retained with the collection. A small selection of books by, about, or mentioning Hofmann are among the printed matter described in Series 8.

This series has not been scanned.

Art books have been separated from general literature and both groups are arranged alphabetically by author. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

8.1: Inscribed/Annotated Volumes-Art, circa 1904-1960

Box Folder
16 1 Art News Annual XXV, 1956. [annotated]
16 2 L'Art Abstrait; ses origines; ses premiers ma�gres. Paris: Maeght, 1949. [annotated]
16 3 Barr, Alfred H., Jr. Picasso; Fifty Years of his Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946. [inscribed]
16 4 Bayl, Friedrich. Bilder unserer Tage. Koln: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1960. [inscribed]
16 5 Bazaine. Notes sur la peinture d'aujourd'hui. Paris: Floury, 1948. [inscribed]
16 6 Buttafava, G. and E. Garbagnati. Architetture nel segno dei Maestri. Bergamo, Italy: Instituto Italiano d'Arti Grafische, 1962. [inscribed]
16 7 Carnet de desseins de Picasso reproduits au format de l'original. Paris: "Cahiers d' Art," 1948. [inscribed]
Oversized volume housed in Box 20.
16 8 Clark, Kenneth. Landscape Painting. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. [inscribed]
16 9 Construction and Geometry in Painting; From Malevitch to "Tomorrow." New York: Galerie Chalette, 1960. [inscribed]
16 10 The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection at the University of Arizona, Tucson. [1958]. [inscribed]
16 11 Gallatin, A. E., ed. Of Art; Plato to Picasso. New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1944. [inscribed]
16 12 Gary, Dorothy Hales and Robert Payne. The Splendors of Asia. New York: Viking Press, 1965. [inscribed]
16 13 Grabar, Andr�. Byzantine Painting. New York: Skira Inc., 1953. [inscribed]
16 14 Graham, John D. System and Dialectics of Art. New York: Delphic Studios, [1937]. [annotated]
16 15 Hildenbrand, Adolf. Das Problem der Form in der Bildenden Kunst. Strassburg: J. H. Ed Heitz, 1901. [annotated]
16 16 Hunter, Sam. "Jackson Pollock: the Maze and the Minotaur." New World Writing. New York: New American Library, 1956. [annotated]
16 17 Jenkins. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965. [inscribed]
16 18 Kepes, Gyorgy. Language of Vision. Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1944. [annotated]
16 19 Malraux, Andr�. The Voices of Silence. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. [inscribed]
16 20 Modern Artists in America; First Series. Robert Motherwell and Ad Reinhardt, eds. New York: Wittenborn Schultz, Inc., [1951?]. [annotated]
16 21 Mondrian, Piet. Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, and Other Essays. New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc., 1951. [inscribed]
16 22 M�ller, Carl Theodor. Meister gotischer Plastit. M�nchen: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. [inscribed]
Box Folder
17 1 Nierendorf, Karl, ed. Paul Klee; Paintings, Watercolors, 1913-1939. New York: Oxford University Press, 1941. [inscribed]
17 2 Pallottino, Massimo. Etruscan Painting. New York: Skira, 1952. [inscribed]
17 3 The Phillips Collection; a Museum of Modern art and its Sources; A Catalogue. New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1952. [inscribed]
17 4 Picasso; 32 peintures r�centes. Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1949. [inscribed]
17 5 Regler, Gustav. Wolfgang Paalen. New York: Nierendorf Editions, 1946. [inscribed]
17 6 Rembrandt Handzeighnungen. Leipzig: Im Insel Verlag, undated [inscribed]
17 7 Rosenberg, Harold. Arshile Gorky; The Man, the Time, the Idea. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1962. [inscribed]
17 8 Rosenberg, Harold. The Tradition of the New. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1959. [inscribed and annotated]
17 9 Sch�n, Erhard. Unterweisung der Proportion und Stellung der Possen. [no place: undated] [inscribed]
17 10 Seuphor, Michel. �critures; Dessins/Drawings/Zeichnungen Alcopley. Paris: Les Nourritures Terrestres, 1954. [inscribed]
17 11 Steinberg, Saul. The Catalogue. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., 1962. [inscribed]
17 12 Steinberg, Saul. The New World. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. [inscribed]
17 13 Sweeney, James J. Joan Mir�. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1941. [annotated]
17 14 Uhde, W. Picasso et la Tradition Fran�aise; Notes dur la Peinture Actuelle. Paris: ?ditions des Quatre-Chemins, undated [inscribed]
17 15 Valentiner, W. R. Origins of Modern Sculpture. New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1946. [inscribed]
17 16 Walkowitz, Abraham. A Demonstration of Objective, Abstract, and Non-Objective Art. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945. [inscribed]
17 17 Walkowitz, Abraham. Isadora Duncan in Her Dances. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945. [inscribed]
17 18 Walkowitz, Abraham. 100 Paintings and Drawings from the Objective to Abstract. New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1925. [inscribed]
17 19 Westheim, Paul. Indische Baukunst. Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A. G., undated [inscribed]
17 20 Woodward, William. French Quarter Etchings. New Orleans: Magnolia Press, undated [inscribed]
17 21 Wright, Frank Lloyd. The Future of Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1953. [inscribed]

8.2: Inscribed/Annotated Volumes-General Literature, circa 1904-1960

Box Folder
18 1 Copley, Alfred Lewin and Helen Boswell. Aconite the Love Poison. Reprinted from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April 1944. [inscribed]
18 1 Einsichten. Freiburg, GER: Eberhard Albert Verlag, 1959. [inscribed]
18 1 Graf, Oskar Maria. Unruhe um Einen Friedfertigen. New York: Aurora Verlag, 1947. [inscribed]
18 1 Humphreys, Christmas. Buddhism. Hammondsworth, Middlesex, ENG: Penguin Books, 1952. [inscribed and annotated]
18 2 Kant, Immanuel. Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Halle an der Saale, GER: Verlag von Otto Hendel, undated [annotated]
18 2 Kuttner, Erich. Hans Von Mar�es; Die Trag�die des deutschen Idealismus. Zurich: Verlag Oprecht, 1937. [inscribed]
18 3 Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus; The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverk�hn as Told by a Friend. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. [annotated]
18 3 Neagoe, Peter. No Time for Tears. New York: Kamin Publishers, 1958. [inscribed]
18 3 Ver Duft, Lee. Ho! Watchman of the Night, Ho! New York: Gemor Press, 1944. [inscribed]
18 4 A World Treasury of Proverbs from Twenty-five Languages. Collected by Henry Davidoff. New York: Random House, 1946. [inscribed]
Box
20 Oversized Volume Carnet de desseins de Picasso from Box 16, Folder 7

Series 9: Estate of Hans Hofmann, 1945-1974
0.5 Linear feet; Box 18

Estate records are those of Robert Warshaw of Trubin, Sillcocks, Edelman and Knapp, Hofmann's attorney and co-executor. Material predating Hofmann's death are items collected to document the purchase of his Provincetown house, copies of records relating to the Estate of Maria Hofmann appended to legal documents filed on behalf of the Hans Hofmann Estate, and earlier tax records requested by the Internal Revenue Service for an audit of the 1965 tax return filed by the estate.

Other tax records are filed with Financial Records (Series 4). Massachusetts estate tax records include some documents regarding the Estate of Maria Hofmann. Additional wills are among the biographical information with Miscellaneous Records (Series 5). Further information concerning the 1966 art theft is with the Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann (Series 10).

Portions of this series have been scanned. Personal financial information, routine financial materials, and personal legal and estate documents have not been scanned.

Documents are arranged by subject type. The series is arranged as 3 subseries:

9.1: Taxes, 1962-1973

Box Folder
18 5 Correspondence, 1966-1970
18 6 Tax Returns, 1962-1969
18 7-12 Supporting Documentation, 1962-1969
18 13 Massachusetts Estate Tax, 1966, 1973
18 14 New York Estate Tax, 1970-1971
18 15 Miscellaneous, 1965, 1972

9.2: Provincetown House, 1945-1973

Box Folder
18 16 Correspondence, 1966-1973
18 17 Inventories, 1972
18 18 Purchase and Ownership Records, 1945-1948
18 19 Sale, 1973

9.3: Miscellaneous, 1965-1974

Box Folder
18 20 Agreement between the University of California and Executors of the Estate of Hans Hofmann, 1971
18 21 Appraisal, 1967
18 22 Bank Statements, Accounting Records, 1965-1970
18 23 Estate of Hans Hofmann v. Alarms & Communications Corporation, 1972-1974
18 24 Gift of Household Items and Art Supplies to Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc., 1973
18 25 Probate Decree and Related Correspondence, 1966, 1973
18 26 Purchase of Jacques Camins Film of Hofmann with Class in Provincetown, 1973
18 27 Purchase of Warren, Conn., Property, 1972-1973
18 28 Theft of Paintings, 1966
18 29 Wills and Related Correspondence, 1966

Series 10: Papers of Renate Schmitz Hofmann, 1962-1967
0.1 Linear feet; Box 18

German-born Renate Schmitz Hofmann (1930-1992) inspired Hofmann's Renate series painted in 1965, the year they were married. Her papers include condolence letters and records regarding Hans Hofmann's funeral. Among her other correspondence are a letter addressed to Dave about her relationship with Hofmann, a copy of a letter from John Querido to Samuel Kootz concerning the accusation that Renate had allowed other dealers to sell paintings from the Hofmann Estate, and correspondence with Henry Ford II and the Ford Motor company regarding complaints about their vehicle. A file titled Art Theft contains clippings about the theft of paintings from Hofmann's Provincetown home and their subsequent recovery. Notes consist of a spiral notebook, mostly in shorthand, containing what are probably notes from Nina Morgan's courses "Art of Conversation" and "Creative Living" held at Central YWCA; also, loose notes, "History of Western Philosophy."

Postcards from Renate Schmitz to Hofmann are filed with Correspondence (Series 1), and Photographs (Series 6) include pictures of her. Additional records regarding the art theft from the Provincetown house are included with the Hans Hofmann Estate Records (Series 9).

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Documents are arranged by subject type.

Box Folder
18 30 Notes, 1962
18 31 Correspondence, 1965-1967
18 32 Condolence Letters, A-Z, 1966
18 33 Funeral of Hans Hofmann, 1966
18 34 Art Theft, 1966-1967
18 35 Business Cards, Address Notes, circa 1950-1965

Series 11: Hans Hofmann Documentary Projects, 1944-2011
11 Linear feet; Boxes 19, 21-31

The series consists of interviews, correspondence, video production and research material related to projects sponsored by the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust to document Hofmann's career and influence.

Research material compiled by Tina Dickey includes 30 interviews conducted by Dickey with former students of Hofmann, a recording of a panel discussion on Hofmann held in Provincetown, Mass. in 2000, information on students registered at Hofmann's schools between 1918 and 1958, and a sketch of the New York school's classroom by Paul Resika. Sound recordings of ten of the interviews and the one panel discussion are also present.

Correspondence, Production Material, and Research Material document the production of two video documentaries created by Madeline Amgott, Hans Hofmann: Reflections by Former Students (1999) and Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist (2002). Correspondence relates to the funding, research, and distribution of the film. Production materials include video recordings, sound recordings, transcripts, notes, documentary scripts, various video and sound edits, and other production elements from Madeline Amgott?s production of the two documentaries. Research material consists of primary source and supplementary research materials gathered by Amgott, including supplementary interview transcripts, photocopies of archival correspondence, printed material from Hans Hofmann's papers, and original exhibition catalogs and newspaper clippings of Hofmann and his former students. Also found are historical sound recordings and moving images of Hans, Maria, and Renate Hofmann gathered from a variety of sources. Note that Tina Dickey worked with Amgott on research for both productions, and there is significant crossover in subject matter between Dickey's research and Amgott's production records.

See individual series descriptions for more detail.

The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.

The series is arranged as 4 subseries:

11.1: Research Material Compiled by Tina Dickey, 1991-2000

Series contains interviews with former students of Hans Hofmann conducted by Tina Dickey between 1991 and 2000. All interviews are documented in transcripts, and sound recordings are also present for ten of the interviews and the panel discussion on 17 sound cassettes. Subjects include Virginia Admiral, Nieves Billmyer, Jeanne Bultman, Nicholas Carone, Robert De Niro, Sr., James Gahagan, Peggy Huck, Ken Jacobs, Wolf Kahn, Lillian Kiesler, Allen Leepa, Mercedes Matter, Barbara L. Michaels, Maud Morgan, Lillian Orlowsky, Haynes Ownby, Philip Pavia, Vita Peterson, Earl Pierce, Joseph F. Plaskett, Marion Ranyak, Paul Resika, Robert Richenburg, Peter Ruthenberg, Leatrice Rose, Douglas Sheer, Max Spoerri, Yvonne Thomas, Selina Trieff, and Robert Henry. The interviewees discuss the composition of the student body over the years, the evolution of Hofmann's ideas, the artists he studied, why he was an outstanding pedagogue, Hofmann's studio in Provincetown and the atmosphere of his classes on West 8th St. The interviewees recall, among many others, Lee Krasner, Josef Albers, Jan Matulka, George McNeil, Alice Hodges, Fritz Bultman, Tony Smith, Barnett Newman, Weldon Kees, Stuart Davis, Larry Rivers, Clyfford Still, and Thomas B. Hess.

The panel discussion, "Forum 2000: Hans Hofmann, the Painter," held at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum 2000 August 15, was moderated by Dickey and included artists and former students of Hofmann. Dickey's research on students registered at the Hofmann schools is in the form of computerized printouts of data Dickey compiled on 1,930 Hofmann students, 1918-1958, sorted alphabetically by name, and chronologically by course term. Dickey stresses in a note on the student registries that this data came from a variety of sources and may not be reliable or comprehensive.

Box Folder
21 1 Admiral, Virginia, 1991 April 14
21 2 Billmyer, Nieves, 1991 December 28
21 3 Bultman, Jeanne, 1998 October 18
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; original
21 4 Carone, Nicolas, 1998 May 1
21 5 de Niro, Robert, Sr., 1991-1992
21 6 Feinstein, Sam, 1998 October 15
2 Sound cassettes
21 7 Gahagan, James, 1991
21 8 Huck, Peggy (Georgina Margaret), 1991 March 23
21 9 Jacobs, Ken, 1998 June 3
2 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
2 Sound cassettes ; originals
21 10 Kahn, Wolf, 1998 October 26
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; original
21 11 Kiesler, Lillian, 1991 February 18
21 12 Leepa, Allen, 1991 August 18
21 13 Matter, Mercedes, 1998 June 7
21 14 Michaels, Barbara L., 1998 May 22
1 Sound cassette
21 15 Morgan, Maud, 1991 March 9
21 16 Orlowsky, Lillian, 1991April12, 1991February16, 1991June29
21 17 Ownby, Haynes, 1992 November 30
21 18 Pavia, Philip, 1998 April 30
21 19 Peterson, Vita, 1998 October 27
1 Sound cassette
21 20 Pierce, Earl, 1991July, 1992July20
21 21 Plaskett, Joseph Francis, 1999 July 15
1 Sound cassette
21 22 Ranyak, Marion, 1998 May 7
21 23 Resika, Paul, 1998 May 6
Includes a sketch of the floor plan of Hofmann's New York school
21 24 Richenburg, Robert, 1998 May 17
1 Sound cassette
21 25 Ruthenberg, Peter, 1999 April 7
1 Sound cassette
21 26 Rose, Leatrice, 1998 May 27
21 27 Sheer, Douglas, 2000 May 20
1 Sound cassette
21 28 Spoerri, Max, 1998 May 27
21 29 Thomas, Yvonne, 1998 May 26
21 30 Trieff, Selina and Robert Henry, 1991 April 15
21 31 Panel Discussion at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2000 August 15
1 Sound cassette
Panel moderated by Tina Dickey and includes Lillian Orlowsky, Max Spoerri, Ken Jacobs, Robert Henry, and Selina Trieff
21 32-33 Student Records Research, A (Aaron) - Z (Zolotow), circa 1991
Note made by Dickey reads "Date collected from variety of sources, from precise records to vague hearsay."
Box Folder
22 1-2 Student Records Research, Students Per Term (1918-1958), circa 1991

11.2: Correspondence, 1997-2004

Correspondence relates to Madeline Amgott's video productions and includes permissions agreements, contracts for production, and research correspondence.

More research correspondence related to the video productions is found with materials obtained from various sources in 11.4, Research Materials.

Box Folder
22 3 Berezov, Maurice/Aaron Galleries, 2003
22 4 Burkhardt, Rudolph/Tibor DeNagy Gallery, 2002
22 5 De Niro, Robert, 2001-2003
22 6 Denver Art Museum, 2000
22 7 Dickey, Tina, 1998-1999
22 8 Eames Office, 2003
22 9 Grooms, Red/Artist Rights Society, 2001-2003
22 10 Lillian, Christina/Bancroft Library, 2003
22 11 Marisol/Vaga, 2003
22 12 Matter, Herbert/Staley and Wise Gallery, 2002
22 13 Muse Film and Television, 1997-2000
22 14 Neugass, Fritz/University at Albany, 2002-2003
22 15 Newman, Arnold/Getty Images, 2003
22 16 Reynal, Kay Bell/Archives of American Art, 2003
22 17 Vaccaro, Tony, 2002
22 18 Warshaw, Robert S., circa 1997
22 19 Witt, Bill/Stephen Cohen Gallery, 2002
22 20 Former Students, circa 2000-2004
22 21 Miscellaneous Photo Clearances, 2002-2003

11.3: Production Materials, 1997-2011

Production materials include video recordings, sound recordings, transcripts, notes, documentary scripts, various video and sound edits, and other production elements created in the course of the production of Madeline Amgott?s two documentaries, Hans Hofmann: Reflections of former Students (1999), and Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist (2002). Video interviews and location footage form the bulk of the series and include unedited video recordings shot for the two productions. Some of the interviews were initially shot for the first video documentary and re-used in the later, longer documentary. Content includes interviews, mainly with artists who were students of Hofmann, but also his nephew, Theo Hofmann, and curators and art historians, including Lowery Sims, Richard Wollheim, and Xavier Javier Costa. Location footage includes Barcelona, Spain; Berkeley, California; Cape Cod and Provincetown, Massachusetts; New York City; and Munich, Germany. New York locations include the New York Studio School, the Metropolitan Museum, and the locations of Hofmann?s two mosaic murals. Subjects interviewed on location are not always listed on the videocassette label, but names of subjects are listed in a note in the folder list when known.

Most camera original material appears to be in BetacamSP (31 videocassettes) or Digital Betacam (2 videocassettes) format, with VHS (71 videocassettes) and in some cases sound cassette copies (34 sound cassettes) created for transcription and editing. Some of the video footage is only found in VHS format, presumed to be duplicates of camera original not found in the collection. Also found are production tapes and edits on 14 videocassettes (8 VHS, 5 BetacamSP, 1 DVCPro), 6 DVDs and 3 sound cassettes (2 standard cassettes and one DAT), including various photographs, artwork stills, stock footage, voiceover recordings, sound edits, rough video edits, master edits, and the Spanish version of Hans Hofmann; Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist.

Most interviews have full or partial transcripts, which are arranged with the recorded video. Additional paper records in the series include transcripts compiled into log books, documentary scripts in English and Spanish, and sound recordings and transcripts of a lecture and panel discussion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1999.

Material is arranged by type, and interviews and location footage are arranged by subject. Several groups of tapes consisting of location footage in addition to interviews are arranged by location. Such groups generally contain multiple interviews as well as location footage shot within a short time span and are grouped by location, with individual names listed in a note.

Additional sound and video recordings collected from other sources are found in series 11.4, Research Materials. Additional interviews regarding Hans Hofmann, with some of the same subjects listed here, are found in series 11.1, Research Material Compiled by Tina Dickey.

Box Folder
22 22 Interview Notes and Photographs, 1997-1998
22 23 Interview Scheduling (first interviews), 1997
22 Interviews and Location Footage
22 24 Bercelona, Spain, 2001
1 Videocassette (VHS)
Includes interview with Xavier Javier Costa, at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
22 25-29 Berkeley, California, 2000
7 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes partial transcript
4 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
Includes interviews with Betty Bishop, Richard Wollheim, Karl Kasten, and Mary O?Neal
22 30-31 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1997 September 20
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes shotlists
22 32-33 Nicolas Carone, 2001 May 1
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; original
22 Ciro Cozzi
For Ciro Cozzi interview, see Lillian Orlowsky, tape 5 of 5
Box Folder
23 Interviews and Location Footage
23 1-4 James Gahagan, 1997 September 18
5 Videocassettes (VHS) ; includes transcript
3 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
23 5 Red Grooms, 2000 October 24
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; duplicate
23 6-7 Myrna Harrison, 2001 May 25
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
4 Videocassettes (VHS)
23 8 Hans Theo Hofmann, 1999 March 27
1 Sound cassette
23 9-12 Hans Theo Hofmann and Munich, Germany, 1999 June
4 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; includes partial transcript ; original
23 13-15 Wolf Kahn, 2000 November 29
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; includes transcript ; original
Box Folder
24 Interviews and Location Footage
24 1-2 Irvin Kershner, 2000 April-May
2 videocassette (VHS) ; Includes transcript
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
24 3-4 Lillian Kiesler, 1997 May 24
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; duplicate of tape 2 of 2
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; includes partial transcript ; original
No VHS duplicate of tape 1 of 2 in collection
24 5-7 Erik Koch, 2000 December 4
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; includes partial transcript ; original
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
24 8-9 Stanley Kunitz, 2000 December 19
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; duplicate
1 Sound cassette ; duplicate
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; includes transcript ; original
24 Marisol
For interview with Marisol, see New York City Mosaics, Outdoor and Indoor, 8/29/00, tape 1 of 3
24 10-12 Mercedes Matter and Robert Richenberg, 1998 June 7
5 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicate
3 Sound cassettes ; duplicate
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; original
Subjects interviewed separately on the same day; Richenberg interview on video tapes 1-2, Matter interview on video tapes 3-5. Original BetacamSP tapes 3 and 5 not in collection, only duplicate VHS.
24 13 New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor Mosaic, 1997 May 23
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; original
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; duplicate
Mosaic located at High School of Printing at 438 West 49th Street.
Box Folder
25 Interviews and Location Footgae
25 1-2 New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor and Indoor Mosaics, 2000 August 29
2 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; original
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicates
Tape 1 of 3 begins with Marisol interview at Marlborough Gallery; indoor mosaic footage includes Max Spoerri and Bob Fisher on location; tape 1 found on Betacam SP only, no duplicate.
25 3 New York Studio School, 2001 November 20
2 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
25 4-6 Lillian Orlowsky and Ciro Cozzi, 1997 September 21
5 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes transcripts
Subjects interviewed separately on the same day; Cozzi interview on tape 5 of 5.
25 7-9 Lillian Orlowsky, 2000 March 21
4 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes transcript
2 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
25 10-11 Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; 2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
4 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; originals
Box Folder
26 Interviews and Location Footage
26 1-2 Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; 2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
2 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
Transcript in box 26, folder 2
26 3-6 Joseph Plaskett, 1999 June 11
2 Sound cassettes ; duplicates
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; Includes transcript ; originals
3 Videocassettes (VHS) ; duplicates
26 7-11 Provincetown, Mass., 2000 August 15
4 Sound cassettes ; Duplicates
1 Videocassette (Betacam)
6 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes partial transcripts Tape 2 of 6 available on original Betacam SP and duplicate VHS videocassettes. Tapes 1 and 3-6 available on VHS copy only.
Includes interviews with Tony Vevers, Jeanne Bultman, Shari De Miskey, and Bob Fisher, and a panel discussion at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum with moderator Tina Dickey and speakers Selina Trieff, Lillian Orlowsky, Ken Jacobs, Max Spoerri, and Robert Henry. See also Series 11.1, Research materials compiled by Tiny Dickey, for transcript and sound recording of panel discussion.
26 12-13 Paul Resika, 2000 November 21
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes transcript
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate
26 14-15 Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
3 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Duplicates
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) ; Originals
Box Folder
27 Interviews and Location Footage
27 1-2 Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate
Transcript in Box 27, folder 2.
27 3 Lowery Sims, 1999 April 26
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
Also contains footage of the Metropolitan Museum during the 1999 Hans Hofmann retrospective.
27 4-5 Frank Stella, 1999-2000
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Includes transcript
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate
27 Production Tapes and Edits
27 6 Hans Hofmann: Reflections by Former Students, 1999
1 Videocassette (VHS)
27 7 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Master Edits, 2002
3 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Tapes labeled "5/28/02 dub from master," "9/26/02 version," and "10/22"
27 8-9 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Rough Edits, 2001-2002
2 Videocassettes (VHS) ; Tapes labeled "Rough Cut 10/26/01," and "Avid output 3/22/02, not final video."
1 Sound cassette (DAT) ; mixed soundtrack
1 Data cartridge ; label reads "Avid Backup 3/6/02"
27 10 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Paintings and Photographs, circa 2001
2 Electronic discs (DVD)
27 11 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Stock Footage, 2002
3 Videocassettes (BetacamSP)
27 12 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Digital Soundtrack, 2004
3 Electronic discs (DVD)
27 13 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Voiceover Recordings, 2001
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP)
27 14 Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist, Spanish Version, 2004
1 Videodisc (DVD)
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
27 15 Tape and Transcript Lists, 2000, 2011
27 16 Transcript Excerpts and Notes, circa 2000
Box Folder
28 1-3 Transcript Log Book #1, 1997-2000
Transcripts for Lillian Orlowsky Freed, Haynes Ownby, Frank Stella, Ciro, and Metropolitan Museum speakers panel.
28 4 Transcript Log Book #2, 1997-2001
Transcripts for Mercedes Matter, Red Grooms, Tony Vevers, Nick Carone, Myrna Harrison, and Lillian Kiesler.
28 5 Transcript for Narration, circa 2000
28 6 Lecture by Helmut Friedel, "Hans Hofmann and Abstract Movements in Paris and Munich," 1999 June 20
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript
Introduction by Lowery Sims.
28 7 Panel Discussion, "Hans Hofmann as Artist," 1999 September 26
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript
Moderated by Lowery Sims. Panel speakers include Andre Emmerich, Walter Darby Bannard, Robert Henry, Judith Godwin and Judith Cotton.
28 8 Unidentified Video Recording, circa 1995
1 Videocassette (DVCPro)
28 9 Video Script, English, 2000
28 10 Video Script, Spanish, 2000

11.4: Research Materials, 1944-2003

Series contains materials collected during the production of the two Hofmann documentaries from a variety of sources. Photocopies of archival materials from various archival collections are found, along with recorded interviews, writings, printed material, photographs, video and sound recordings (on 5 sound tape reels, 9 sound cassettes, 11 VHS videocassettes, and 5 BetacamSP videocassettes), and 13 motion picture film reels (three 16mm and ten 8mm). A large amount of material documenting Hans Hofmann is found, with smaller files related to family members and associates. Much of the material in the series is copied from their original sources, which are not in the collection and not always identified, but some original material is also found throughout the series.

Among the video, sound and film footage in the series are home movies of Hofmann shot in New York City, Provincetown, Berkeley, and on vacation with Renate Hofmann. Other film found in the collection includes footage of the Hofmann school from 1950 and around 1960, a short documentary about Hofmann in Provincetown which is uncredited, and a documentary by Walter Forma entitled "The Americans: Three East Coast Artists at Work" (1963), which contains a segment on Hofmann. Sound recordings include interviews copied from other collections of Hofmann and associates, an interview with Maria Hofmann by Dorothy Seckler, and a personal sound recording made by Renate Hofmann. Other interviews and lectures in the series, copied from the Archives of American Art and other sources, include Ray Eames, John Haley, Harold Rosenberg, Ludwig Sander, Myron Stout, and Glenn Wessels.

Series is arranged by subject, mostly names of persons documented in the reseasrch materials. A large group of files documenting Hans Hofmann is arranged under his name by type of material.

Box Folder
28 11-13 Copies of Transcripts from Tina Dickey Interviews, 1998-2000
28 14 General, Film Research, 1997-2000
28 15-16 General, Printed Material, 1999-2000
28 17-19 General, Video Documentaries, 1993-2001
9 Videocassettes (VHS)
28 20 Bultman, Fritz, 1968-1980
28 21 Bultman, Jeanne, 1997-1998
28 22 De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1995-1999
Box Folder
29 1-2 Eames, Ray, 1999-2001
2 Sound cassettes
Includes transcript of 1980 oral history with Eames conducted for the Archives of American Art.
29 3 Former Students, circa 1990-2000
29 4 Grooms, Red, 1981-2001
29 5 Grooms, Red, 1966
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; duplicate
Animated film Fat Feet.
29 6 Haley, John, circa 1999
1 Sound cassette
Interview concerning Hans Hofmann conducted by Lawrence Dinnean, 1973 July 30. From the University Art Museum collection of Hans Hofmann papers, University of California, Berkeley.
29 7 Harrison, Myrna, 2001
29 8 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material, 2000
From the Archives of American Art.
29 9 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (correspondence), 2000
29 10 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (on schools), circa 1945, 2000
29 11 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (miscellaneous), circa 2000
29 12 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, family), circa 2000
29 13 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, schools), circa 2000
29 14 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, students), circa 2000
29 15 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, exhibitions), circa 2000
29 16-17 Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, miscellaneous), circa 2000
29 18 Hofmann, Hans, FOIA Research, 2000-2001
29 19 Hofmann, Hans, Interview Conducted by Irma Jaffe (1966), 1998
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript
29 20 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (book), 1963
Hans Hofmann by William Seitz.
29 21 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (clippings), 1947-2000
29 22-24 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (exhibition announcements and catalogs), 1944-1966, 2002
29 25 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (monographs), 1957-2002
29 26-28 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (periodicals), 1944-1966
Oversized periodicals in Box 19
Box Folder
30 1 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (periodicals), 1951-1961
30 2 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (press releases), circa 2000-2002
30 3 Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (miscellaneous), circa 1950-1970
30 4 Hofmann, Hans, Photographic Material, circa 1950-2000
30 Hofmann, Hans, Video and Film, 1950 August 2-5
30 5 Hofmann School Film Footage by Sam Feinstein, 1950 August 2-5
1 Film reel ; Black and white, silent, original ; 16mm
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Duplicate
Videocassette also contains duplicates of reels from Box 30, folders 6 and 7
30 6 Hofmann School Film Footage, circa 1960
1 Film reel ; Color, silent; original ; 16mm
See videocassette in Box 30, folder 5 for access copy.
30 7 ?Hans Hofmann,? Short Documentary Made in Provincetown, circa 1960
1 Film reel ; Color, sound; Original ; 16mm
Uncredited. See videocassette in Box 30, folder 5 for access copy.
30 8 Home Movies of Hofmann in Provincetown by Jacques Joseph Camins (circa 1960), circa 1999
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Copy of motion picture film original not in collection ; Running time 1 minute
30 9-13 Home movies of Hans and Renate Hofmann, circa 1964-1966
10 Film reels ; Includes shotlists ; Color, silent ; 8mm
30 14 Home Movies of New York City and Provincetown (1960 September), circa 1999
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Copy of motion picture film originals not in collection
Includes photocopy of labels from 2 VHS duplicates of footage that were damaged and removed from collection
30 15 Home Movies of Hofmann Receiving Honorary Degree at University of California, Berkeley, taken by Karl Kasten (1964), circa 1999
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Copy of motion picture film originals not in collection
1 Videocassette (VHS) ; Duplicate
30 16 ?The Americans: Three East Coast Artists at Work? (1963) by Walter Forma, circa 1999
1 Videocassette (VHS)
1 Videocassette (BetacamSP) ; Copy of motion picture film original not in colleciton
Box Folder
31 1-2 Hofmann, Hans, Writings By Others, circa 2000
Includes drafts of "Schule fur Bildende Kunst" and Talks on Art by Tina Dickey.
31 3-4 Hofmann, Hans, Writings By Others, 1966-2001
Includes drafts of "Hans Hofmann" by Sam Hunter and an untitled manuscript by Glenn Wessels.
31 5 Hofmann, Maria, 1962
1 sound tape reel ; Duplicate
1 sound tape reel ; Original
Interview with Maria Hofmann conducted by Dorothy Seckler
31 6-7 Hofmann, Renate, circa 1964, 2001
1 sound tape reel ; Original
2 sound tape reels ; Duplicates
Personal sound recording made by Renate Hofmann of herself speaking mostly in German. Dupcliates are incorrectly labeled "Interview with Maria Hofmann in German." 2001 News clippings also found.
31 8 Hofmann, Theodor and Franziska, circa 1997-1999
Transcript of a conversation among the Hofmanns, Andre Emmerich, Bob Warschaw, and Suzanne Boller; correspondence; and an interview with Franziska, all translated from German.
31 9 Kahn, Wolf, 1998-2003
31 10 Kershner, Irvin, 1999-2001
31 11 Koch, Eric, 1978-2001
31 12 Kunitz, Stanley, 2000-2001
31 13 Matter, Mercedes, 1963-2001
31 14 Ownby, Haynes, 1993-1997
31 15 Pace, Stephen, 1994-2000
31 16 Orlowsky, Lillian, 1998-2000
31 17 Resika, Paul, 1994-2002
31 18 Rosenberg, Harold, circa 1999
1 Sound cassette
Hans Hofmann Lecture, 1970, from Pacifica Radio Archives
31 19 Sander, Ludwig, 2000
1 Sound cassette ; Includes transcript and correspondence
1969 interview with Ludwig Sander from the Archives of American Art oral history program
31 20 Silverman, Elijah, 2000
31 21 Stella, Frank, 1999-2001
31 22 Stout, Myron, 1998
2 Sound cassettes
Includes transcript of 1984 oral history interview.
31 23 Symposium, Artists Talk on Art, 1978
2 Sound cassettes ; Includes transcript
31 24 Vevers, Tony, 1981-2000
31 25 Wessels, Glenn, circa 1999
1 Sound cassette ; Copy from original recording not in collection
1 Sound cassette ; Duplicate
Wessels interviewed by Karl Kasten, 1970, from Bancroft library, University of California, Berkeley.
Box
19 Oversized Research Material from Box 29, folders 26 and 28, Hans Hofmann Periodicals