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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000 | Digitized Collection

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

Contents and Arrangement

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.

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

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

The Hans Hofmann Schule für 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.
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
2.2: New York City and Provincetown, Mass., circa 1936-1965
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1:Munich, 1915-1933
DescriptionContainer
Prospectuses, 1915-1916, 1933
4
1
Financial Record, 1925
4
2
"Italian Schools of Painting: The Renaissance in Italy,", 1923
4
3
2.2:New York City and Provincetown, Mass., circa 1936-1965
2.2.1:Administrative Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Accreditation, 1952-1953
4
4
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1945, 1952
4
5
Immigration and Naturalization Service-Approval of School and General Correspondence, 1953- 1964
4
6
Immigration and Naturalization Service-re: Foreign Students (A-Z, by year), 1953-1957
4
7-8
Inquiries from Prospective Students, 1956-1965
4
9-11
Model Bookings and Payments, 1955-1957
4
12
Office Procedure and Responsibilities, circa 1936-1957
4
13
Prospectuses, circa 1936, 1955-1956
4
14
Veterans Administration, 1947-1953
4
15
2.2.2:Financial Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Expense Statements, 1948-1952
4
16
Income, summer, 1956
4
17
2.2.3:Student Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Student Ledger, vol. 1: A-Z (disbound), 1946-1952
4
18-19
Student Ledger, vol. 2:, 1952-1954
4
20
Student Ledger, vol. 3:, 1954-1955
4
21
Student Ledger, vol. 4:, 1955-1956
4
22
Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1952-1955
4
23-25
Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1954-1956
4
26-27
Registration and Payment Lists, 1955-1956
4
28
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1953-1954
5
1-2
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1955-1956
5
3-4
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1957-1958
5
5-7
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1953-1954
5
8-9
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1955
5
10-11
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1956-1957
5
12-13
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (A-E), circa 1947-1965
5
14-15
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (F-J), circa 1947-1965
5
16-17
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (K-L), circa 1947-1965
5
18-19
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (M-O), circa 1947-1965
5
20-21
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (P-R), circa 1947-1965
5
22-23
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (S-Z), circa 1947-1965
5
24-25
2.2.4:Miscellaneous, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Student Artwork, circa 1950-1960
5
26
Student Notes, 1955-1956
5
27

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).
Writings are arranged by author and then by document type. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
3.1: By Hofmann, 1928-1965
3.2: By Other Authors, circa 1910-1964
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1:By Hofmann, 1928-1965
3.1.1:Books, A-Z, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
Collected Writing on Art
, 1958
6
1
Das Malerbuch: Form und Farbe in der Gestaltung
Memorandum, 1949
6
2
Early Drafts, circa 1931
6
3
Drafts and Notes, circa 1933-1950
6
4
Manuscript (based on the first book written in California), 1934
6
5-6
Manuscript (copy of the German original), 1948
6
7-8
Manuscript (autumn), 1948
6
9-10
Manuscript (edited), circa 1933-1950
6
11-12
Manuscript (English original translated by Peggy Huck as
The Supersensitory Origin of Painting
), 1953
6
13-14
Manuscript ("The Painter's Book, First English translation by Glenn Wessels"
Creation in Form and Color
), 1931
6
15-16
Das Malerbuch
[?]
Draft, Part I - "Definition of form", circa 1952
6
17
Draft, Part II - a) "Nature in 'objective'experience" b) "Nature in 'plastic' experience" and c) "Nature in 'visual' experience", circa 1952
6
18
Draft, Part III - a) "Light" and b) "Relationship of form, light and color", circa 1952
6
19
Draft, Part IV - "Picture plane", circa 1952
6
20
Draft, Part V - "Colour as a plastic means", circa 1952
6
21
Draft, Part VI - "Mind", circa 1952
6
22
Draft, Part VII - "Composition", circa 1952
6
23
Chapter, "Bild formende gesetze", circa 1935-1950
6
24
Chapter, "Entwicklungs-Plan I", 1929
6
25
Chapter, "Entwicklungs-Plan II", circa 1935-1950
6
26
Intended Addition, "The object in the visual arts-its function in three-dimensional reality and its two-dimensional pictorial realization", 1951
6
27
Picture Material for Book, circa 1935-1950
6
28
Painter and His Problems-A Manual Dedicated to Painting
, 1963
7
1-2
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
3
Search for the Real and Other Essays
, 1947-1948
7
4-6
3.1.2:Articles and Essays, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
"Color Problem in Pure painting-Its Creative Origin", 1955
7
7
"Creative Act-Gesture and meaning", circa 1930-1955
7
8
"Hawthorne-The Painter: An Appreciation", 1952
7
9
"Homage to Alfred Maurer", 1950
7
10
"Mystification of the Two- and Three-Dimensional in the Visual Arts", 1946
7
11
"On the Aims of Art", 1931-1932
7
12
"Painting and Culture", 1931
7
13
"Plastic Creation", 1932
7
14
"Quality??? What is It-What does it mean in the visual arts?", circa 1951
7
15
"Resurrection of the Plastic Arts" (I.); "Mystery of Creative Relations" (II.)", 1953
7
16
"Sculpture", 1933
7
17
"Search for the 'Real' in the Visual Arts", 1947-1948
7
18
"Welt und die Kunst", 1965
7
19
Untitled, 1928-1950
7
20
3.1.3:Talks and Lectures, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
1930: University of Minnesota Art Department
7
21
1931: Berkeley Women's City Club; University of California, Berkeley, "Lectures on Plastic Painting," and untitled lectures
7
22
1938: Lecture notes including: "Kosmos and cosmic creation on a picture plane," "Life," "Natur" (sic), "Movement of space," "Movement of Volumes"
7
23
1938-1939: Provincetown lectures, "Laws of the Picture Plane" and "Tensions"
7
24
1938-1939: Provincetown lecture, "Spiritualization"
7
25
1939-1940: Notes and texts including: "Realm of the unconscious," Picasso," and Lectures III-IX
7
26
1940: Provincetown, July 27
7
27
1941: Riverside Museum symposium, address on Abstract Art held during the 1941 Annual American Abstract Artists' Exhibition, Feb. 16
7
28
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
29
1950: Studio 35 Round Table; texts and notes for Provincetown Art Association talks
7
30
1951: Provincetown Art Association, "About Education in General and Art Education in Particular," August 13
7
31
1952: Provincetown Art Association, "Photography as a Creative means," August 12; remarks recorded for Sam Feinstein's film
7
32
1962: Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, inauguration speech, Nov. 17
7
33
"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
7
34
3.1.4:Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
"About Art education and my approach toward it", circa 1930-1955
7
35
"About critics", 1956
7
36
"About Jackson Pollack and myself", 1956
7
37
"About myself, my work, my school", circa 1930-1955
7
38
"About the relation of students and teachers", circa 1930-1955
7
39
"About the subject mater (in pictorial creation)", circa 1930-1955
7
40
"Advanced Education in Art", circa 1930-1955
7
41
"Answer to a Question", 1951
7
42
"Answer to My Critics", 1944
7
43
"Architecture and pictorial art", circa 1930-1955
7
44
"Art and Art appreciation", 1953
7
45
"Art and Life", circa 1930-1955
7
46
"Colour", circa 1930-1955
7
47
"Creative process-its physical and metaphysical performing", 1956
7
48
"Falsification of History", circa 1959
7
49
"Following is a condensed reformulation of a statement made by me to my students dating back to 1938", 1960
7
50
"For Clarification of history I speak (reluctantly) of myself", circa 1930-1955
7
51
"Form im simme der Gertabtung", circa 1930-1955
7
52
"In Answer to a Question", circa 1930-1955
7
53
"Life", circa 1930-1955
7
54
"Magic of painting", circa 1930-1955
7
55
"My aim-in answer to repeated questioning", circa 1930-1955
7
56
"My Artistic Creed-A Statement", 1952
7
57
"Nature and Art-Controversy and Misconcept", 1957
7
58
"Nature as Experience and Its Pictorial Realization", circa 1930-1955
7
59
"New Concept for Mosaics of Our Time", 1956
7
60
"Notes on Art", 1950
7
61
"Offense in Pictorial Art", circa 1930-1955
7
62
"Pictorial Function of Colours", 1950
7
63
"Preface for catalogue for Hofmann exhibit, Berkeley, California", 1931
7
64
"Pure Colour Space", circa 1930-1955
7
65
"Reply to the Demand to Name Some of My Students Who Have Come into Prominence", 1956
7
66
"Space and pictorial life", circa 1930-1955
7
67
"Space pictorially realized through the intrinsic faculty of the colours to express volume", 1951
7
68
"Spannungs Bezichungen", circa 1930-1955
7
69
Statement for
Abstract and Surrealist Art in America
by Sidney Janis, 1944
7
70
Statements for
Contemporary American Painting
, University of Illinois, 1951-1952
7
71
"Teaching of Hans Hofmann", circa 1930-1955
7
72
"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
73
"What is Life", circa 1930-1955
7
74
Untitled, A-Z (by first line), 1946-1961
8
1
Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
8
2-4
Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
8
5-6
Fragments, circa 1930-1955
8
7
3.1.5:Poems, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
Poems, 1944-1959
8
8
Poems to Maria Hofmann, 1960-1964
8
9
3.1.6:Notes and Lists, circa 1928-1965
DescriptionContainer
Notebooks, "Farbe" and untitled, (2 vols.), circa 1930-1955
8
10
Notes on Works of Art, 1949-1956
8
11
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1930-1955
8
12
List, Paintings Exhibited at Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1949-1962
8
13
List, Paintings Exhibited at Mirski Gallery, Boston, 1953
8
14
List, Paintings Exhibited in Germany, 1962
8
15
List, Paintings for Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, 1956-1957
8
16
Lists, Paintings, 1957-1963
8
17
Lists, Paintings to be Framed, 1958-1965
8
18
Lists, Paintings Shipped from Provincetown, 1958-1965
8
19
List, Photographs given to William Seitz, circa 1950
8
20
Miscellaneous Lists, circa 1930-1955
8
21
3.2:By Other Authors, circa 1910-1964
3.2.1:About Hofmann and Modern Art, circa 1910-1964
DescriptionContainer
Gasquet, Joachim. "What He Said to Me. The Motive," translation from an article in
L'amour del'Art
, 1921
8
22
Graham. "Case of Mr. Picasso", circa 1930-1955
8
23
Greenberg, Clement. Lecture on Hofmann and exhibition reviews, 1945-1947
8
24
Gris, Juan. "Concerning the Possibilities of Painting," lecture at the Sorbonne, circa 1910
8
25
Haecker, Theodore. "Was ist Kultur?", circa 1930-1955
8
26
Holzmann. American Abstract Artists, circa 1930-1955
8
27
Hunter, Sam. "Hans Hofmann", 1963
8
28
Kaldis, Aristodimos Melandinos. "Le Maire par Excellence: Hans Hofmann", 1962
8
29
Kaprow, Allan. "Hans Hofmann", circa 1930-1955
8
30
Larguier, Leo. "Diamanche avec Cézanne," [extract], circa 1930-1955
8
31
Matisse, Henri. "Henri Matisse Speaks About Painting", circa 1930-1955
8
32
Mondrian, Piet. "Toward the True Vision of Reality", circa 1930-1955
8
33
Stout, Myron J. "Statement", circa 1930-1955
8
34
Thurston, Carl H. P. "How Movement is Painted," from
How We Look at Pictures
, circa 1930-1955
8
35
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
36
Williams, Tennessee. "An Appreciation," from
Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers
, circa 1930-1955
8
37
C. Z. [Carl Zigrosser?], Untitled, circa 1930-1955
8
38
Unsigned, 1945-1960
8
39
3.2.2:Poems, circa 1910-1964
DescriptionContainer
Poems, 1941-1964
8
40

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.
Records are arranged by alphabetically by folder title.
This series has not been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
American Express Company, 1961-1967
8
41
Assets and Liabilities, 1946-1966
8
42
Banks
Bayerische Vereinsbank, 1962-1965
8
43
Bowery Savings Bank, 1963
8
44
Chase Manhattan Bank (checking account), 1965
8
45
Chase Manhattan Bank (custody account), 1965-1966
8
46
Chase Manhattan Bank (stocks and savings), 1965-1966
8
47
Ehlinger & Cie, 1963-1965
8
48
First National Bank of Cape Cod, 1964-1966
8
49
Gothaer Lebensversicherungs-bank, 1927-1937
8
50
Manufacturers Hanover Trust, 1964-1966
8
51
New York Savings Bank, 1961-1963
8
52
Various Savings Accounts, 1961-1962
8
53
Hayes Storage Invoices and Contracts, 1942-1947
8
54
House Expenses, circa 1949
8
55
Receipts and Miscellaneous Records (in German), 1914-1948
8
56
Social Security, 1955-1963
8
57
Taxes, 1930-1966
8
58
Taxes, Supporting Documentation, 1964-1966
8
59-64
University of California, Financial Standing with, 1963-1965
8
65

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).
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
5.2: Appointment Books, 1932, 1960, 1966
5.3: Artifacts, circa 1935-1960
5.4: Artwork by Hofmann, circa 1930-1960
5.5: Biographical Information, 1906-1966
5.6: Interview Transcripts, 1952-1966
5.7: Sales Records, 1946-1965
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Medical records have not been scanned.
5.1:Addresses, circa 1930-1966
DescriptionContainer
Address Books, vols. 1-4, circa 1930-1966
9
1
Address Books, vols. 5-7, circa 1958-1966
9
2
Names and Addresses, circa 1930-1966
9
3
5.2:Appointment Books, 1932, 1960, 1966
DescriptionContainer
Appointment Books (3 vols.), 1932, 1960, 1966
9
4
5.3:Artifacts, circa 1935-1960
DescriptionContainer
Leather Wallet, circa 1930-1960
9
5
Photogravure Blocks containing images of works of art and classes in session undated, circa 1935-1960
9
6-8
5.4:Artwork by Hofmann, circa 1930-1960
DescriptionContainer
Sketches, circa 1930-1960
9
9
Block Prints, circa 1930-1960
9
10
5.5:Biographical Information, 1906-1966
DescriptionContainer
Bibliography of Writings on and by Hofmann, circa 1930-1960
9
11
Biographical Notes and Chronologies, circa 1930-1960
9
12
Birth Certificates, 1914-1941
9
13
Hofmann Family (prayer card for Ines Hofmann,1883-1937), 1937
9
14
Immigration and Naturalization Papers of Hans Hofmann, 1933-1943
9
15
Immigration and Naturalization Papers of Maria Hofmann, 1937-1943
9
16
Marriage Certificates, 1924, 1965
9
17
Medical Notes, 1966
9
18
Miscellaneous Items, 1911-1964
9
19
Wills, 1951, 1963
9
20
Wolfegg Family Documents (in German), 1906, 1933
9
21
5.6:Interview Transcripts, 1952-1966
DescriptionContainer
Transcript of Interview with Hans Sahl, 1952
9
22
Transcript of Interview with Paul Segnitz, 1957
9
23
Transcript of Interview with Irma Jaffe for the Archives of American Art, 1966
9
24
5.7:Sales Records, 1946-1965
DescriptionContainer
Prices, 1961-1965
9
25
Private Sales, 1946-1957
9
26
Sales, 1949-1957
9
27

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 Künstlerhaus, 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 für bildende Kunst, Hans Hofmann, München."
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.
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, 1920s-1965
6.2: Events, 1949-1966
6.3: Places, 1920s-1967
6.4: Works of Art, 1930-1965
6.5: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1941-1948
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Slides/negatives of artwork and the glass plate negative have not been scanned.
6.1:People, circa 1920-1965
DescriptionContainer
Hans Hofmann, circa 1920-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 19, Folder 1-2.
9
28
Hans and Maria ("Miz") Hofmann, circa 1920-1963
9
29
Hans Hofmann with Students/Students, circa 1920-1950
9
30
Hans Hofmann with Others, circa 1920-1964
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 3.
9
31
Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann, circa 1920-1963
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 4.
9
32
Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann with Others, circa 1930-1960
9
33
Renate Schmitz Hofmann, 1965
9
34
Theo Hofmann (nephew) and Family, 1947-1965
9
35
Photograph Album, circa 1930-1960
10
1
Individuals, A-Z, 1929-1951
10
2
Unidentified Individuals, Adults, 1941, 1957
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 5.
10
3
Unidentified Individuals, Children, 1935-1936
10
4
Groups, 1951
10
5
Unidentified Groups
Adults, circa 1920-1960
10
6
Families[?]/Adults with Children, circa 1920-1960
10
7
Children, 1926-1927, 1950
10
8
Artist's Model, circa 1920-1960
10
9
6.2:Events, 1949-1966
DescriptionContainer
"Forum 49" at Gallery 200, Provincetown, MA, 1949
10
10
Exhibitions, 1960-1966
10
11
Honorary Degrees, 1964-1965
10
12
6.3:Places, circa 1920-1967
DescriptionContainer
Miz's Munich Apartment, circa 1935
10
13
Provincetown House, Interior and Exterior, 1958
10
14
Provincetown School, Exterior, 1941
10
15
Studio, 1966
10
16
Travel Pictures, 1920s, 1960s
10
17
Munich, circa 1935
10
18
Unidentified, 1965
10
19
Unidentified Houses, circa 1920-1967
10
20
University Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif., Architect's Model, 1967
10
21
New York School of Printing
Oversized photograph housed in Box 19, Folder 6.
10
22
6.4:Works of Art, 1930-1965
DescriptionContainer
By Hans Hofmann, 1935-1965
10
23
By Hans Hofmann (slides), 1935-1965
10
24-25
By Other Artists, D-W and unidentified, 1934-1937
10
26-28
By Other Artists, D-W and unidentified, 1934-1937
10
29-31
By Unidentified Hofmann Students, 1930-1965
Oversized photographs housed in Box 19, Folder 7.
10
32-33
By Unidentified Hofmann Students (slides), 1930-1965
10
34
Teaching Materials, circa 1930-1965
10
35-36
Teaching Materials (negatives), circa 1930-1965
10
37
6.5:Miscellaneous Subjects, 1941-1948
DescriptionContainer
Dog, Cat, Dolls, 1941
10
38
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)
10
39
Oversized Photographs of Hans Hofmann scanned with Box 9, Folder 28, circa 1950-1965
19
1-2
Oversized Photographs of Hans Hofmann with Others scanned with Box 9, Folder 31, circa 1960
19
3
Oversized Photographs of Maria ("Miz") Wolfegg Hofmann scanned with Box 9, Folder 32, circa 1957-1962
19
4
Oversized Photographs of Unidentified Individuals scanned with Box 10, Folder 3, 1940
19
5
Oversized Photographs of New York School of Printing scanned with Box 10, Folder 22, 1956
19
6
Oversized Photographs of Works of Art by Hofmann Students scanned with Box 10, Folder 32, circa 1930-1965
19
7
Glass Plate Negative, circa 1948
1 glass negative
MGP 1

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."
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
7.2: Exhibition Catalogs and Related Items, 1931-1978
7.3: Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1974
7.4: Articles from Periodicals, 1928-1971
7.5: Miscellaneous Printed Matter, 1936-1965
7.6: Books Mentioning/About Hofmann, 1934-1963
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.
7.1:By Hans Hofmann, 1932-1962
DescriptionContainer
Articles, Essays, Letter to the Editor, 1932-1962
11
1
7.2:Exhibition Catalogs and Related Items, 1931-1978
7.2.1:Hoffman, circa 1935-1965
DescriptionContainer
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1931-1949
11
2-3
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1950-1951
11
4-6
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1952
11
7-8
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1953-1955
11
9-11
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1956-1959
11
12-14
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1960
11
15-16
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1961
11
17-18
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1962
12
1-2
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1963
12
3-5
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1964
12
6
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1965
12
7-9
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1966
12
10
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1967
12
11-12
Solo and Group Exhibitions, 1968-1978
12
13-14
Solo and Group Exhibitions, circa 1935-1975
12
15
7.2.2:Other Artists, Solo Exhibitions, circa 1935-1965
DescriptionContainer
A-L by Artist, circa 1935-1965
13
1-8
M-Z by Artist, circa 1935-1965
13
9-16
7.2.3:Other Artists, Group Exhibitions, circa 1935-1965
DescriptionContainer
A-Z by exhibition title, circa 1935-1965
13
17-21
7.3:Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1974
DescriptionContainer
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1930-1959
14
1-2
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1960-1974
14
3-5
Art-related Topics, 1930-1969
14
6
Art-related Topics, circa 1930-1970
14
7-9
Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1935-1965
14
10
7.4:Articles from Periodicals, 1928-1971
DescriptionContainer
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1928-1954
14
11-12
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1955-1959
14
13-14
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1960-1961
14
15-16
About or Mentioning Hofmann, 1962-1971
14
17-19
Art-related Topics, 1928-1949
14
20
Art-related Topics, 1950-1966
14
21-26
Miscellaneous Subjects, 1960, 1963
14
27
7.5:Miscellaneous Printed Matter, 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Art Courses (not Hans Hofmann School), 1936, 1963
14
28
Auction Catalog,
12th Annual Art Auction of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York
, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1965
14
29
Book Catalog and Prospectuses, 1951, 1961
14
30
Catalogs of Lamps, Paints, Art Supplies, circa 1960-1965
14
31
Picture Post Cards, circa 1940-1960
14
32
Provincetown Zoning By-Laws; Provincetown-Boston Airline Schedule, 1957, 1964
14
33
Reproductions of Works of Art by Hofmann, circa 1940-1960
Oversized artwork housed in Box 20, Folder 1.
14
34
Reproductions of Works of Art by Others, circa 1950-1955
14
35
Scrapbook, 1944-1962
Oversized scrapbook housed in Box 20.
14
36
Statements, circa 1940-1960
14
37
University Art Museum: A Center for Cultural Study
, circa 1960-1965
14
38
7.6:Books Mentioning or About Hofmann, 1934-1963
DescriptionContainer
Crotty, Frank.
Provincetown Profiles and Others on Cape Cod
. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette, 1958.
15
1
Claus, Jürgen. T
heorien zeitgenössischer Malerei
. Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, 1963.
15
2
Cheney, Sheldon.
Expressionism in Art
. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1934.
15
3
Eliot, Alexander.
Three Hundred Years of American Painting
. New York: Time Inc., 1957.
15
4
Geldzahler, Henry.
American Painting in the 20th Century
. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965.
15
5
Greenberg, Clement.
Hofmann
. Paris: The Pocket Museum, Editions Georges Fall, 1961.
15
6
Guest, Barbara and B. H. Friedman.
Goodnough
. Paris: The Pocket Museum, Editions Georges Fall, 1962.
15
7
Hess, Thomas B.
Abstract Painting. Background and American Phase
. New York: Viking Press, 1951.
15
8
Janis, Sidney.
Abstract and Surrealist Art in America
. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1944.
15
9
McDarrah, Fred W.
The Artist's World in Pictures
. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1961.
15
10
MoMA.
Abstract Painting and Sculpture.
15
11
Motherwell, Robert and Ad Reinhardt, eds.
Modern Artists in America. First Series
. New York: Wittenborn Schultz, Inc., [1951].
15
12
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, ed.
American Painting Today. A Cross-Section of Our Contemporary Art.
New York: Hastings House, 1956.
15
13
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
14
Rosenberg, Harold.
The Anxious Object. Art Today and its Audience
. New York: Horizon Press, 1954.
15
15
Seitz, William C.
Hans Hofmann; With Selected Writings by the Artist
. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1963.
15
16
Szittya, Emile.
L'Art Allemand en France
. Paris: Edition "La Zone," undated
15
17
Weller, Allen S.
Art USA Now
. Lucerne: C. J. Bucher, 1962.
15
18
Women. A Collaboration of Artists and Writers
. New York: Samuel M. Kootz Editions, 1948.
15
19
Oversized Artwork by Hofmann from Box 14, Folder 34, circa 1950-1955
20
1
Oversized Scrapbook from Box 14, Folder 36, 1944-1962
20

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.
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/Annoted Volumes - Art, circa 1904-1960
8.2: Inscribed/Annoted Volumes - General Literature, circa 1904-1960
This series has not been scanned.
8.1:Inscribed/Annotated Volumes-Art, circa 1904-1960
DescriptionContainer
Art News Annual XXV
, 1956. [annotated]
16
1
L'Art Abstrait; ses origines; ses premiers maîgres
. Paris: Maeght, 1949. [annotated]
16
2
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.
Picasso; Fifty Years of his Art
. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946. [inscribed]
16
3
Bayl, Friedrich.
Bilder unserer Tage
. Koln: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1960. [inscribed]
16
4
Bazaine.
Notes sur la peinture d'aujourd'hui
. Paris: Floury, 1948. [inscribed]
16
5
Buttafava, G. and E. Garbagnati.
Architetture nel segno dei Maestri
. Bergamo, Italy: Instituto Italiano d'Arti Grafische, 1962. [inscribed]
16
6
Carnet de desseins de Picasso reproduits au format de l'original
. Paris: "Cahiers d' Art," 1948. [inscribed]
Oversized volume housed in Box 20.
16
7
Clark, Kenneth.
Landscape Painting
. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. [inscribed]
16
8
Construction and Geometry in Painting; From Malevitch to "Tomorrow."
New York: Galerie Chalette, 1960. [inscribed]
16
9
The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection at the University of Arizona, Tucson
. [1958]. [inscribed]
16
10
Gallatin, A. E., ed.
Of Art; Plato to Picasso
. New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1944. [inscribed]
16
11
Gary, Dorothy Hales and Robert Payne.
The Splendors of Asia
. New York: Viking Press, 1965. [inscribed]
16
12
Grabar, André.
Byzantine Painting
. New York: Skira Inc., 1953. [inscribed]
16
13
Graham, John D.
System and Dialectics of Art
. New York: Delphic Studios, [1937]. [annotated]
16
14
Hildenbrand, Adolf.
Das Problem der Form in der Bildenden Kunst
. Strassburg: J. H. Ed Heitz, 1901. [annotated]
16
15
Hunter, Sam. "Jackson Pollock: the Maze and the Minotaur."
New World Writing
. New York: New American Library, 1956. [annotated]
16
16
Jenkins
. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965. [inscribed]
16
17
Kepes, Gyorgy.
Language of Vision
. Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1944. [annotated]
16
18
Malraux, André.
The Voices of Silence
. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. [inscribed]
16
19
Modern Artists in America; First Serie
s. Robert Motherwell and Ad Reinhardt, eds. New York: Wittenborn Schultz, Inc., [1951?]. [annotated]
16
20
Mondrian, Piet.
Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, and Other Essays
. New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc., 1951. [inscribed]
16
21
Müller, Carl Theodor.
Meister gotischer Plastit
. München: J. S. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. [inscribed]
16
22
Nierendorf, Karl, ed.
Paul Klee; Paintings, Watercolors, 1913-1939
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1941. [inscribed]
17
1
Pallottino, Massimo.
Etruscan Painting
. New York: Skira, 1952. [inscribed]
17
2
The Phillips Collection; a Museum of Modern art and its Sources; A Catalogue
. New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1952. [inscribed]
17
3
Picasso; 32 peintures récentes
. Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1949. [inscribed]
17
4
Regler, Gustav.
Wolfgang Paalen
. New York: Nierendorf Editions, 1946. [inscribed]
17
5
Rembrandt Handzeighnungen
. Leipzig: Im Insel Verlag, undated [inscribed]
17
6
Rosenberg, Harold.
Arshile Gorky; The Man, the Time, the Idea
. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1962. [inscribed]
17
7
Rosenberg, Harold.
The Tradition of the Ne
w. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1959. [inscribed and annotated]
17
8
Schön, Erhard.
Unterweisung der Proportion und Stellung der Possen
. [no place: undated] [inscribed]
17
9
Seuphor, Michel.
Écritures; Dessins/Drawings/Zeichnungen Alcopley
. Paris: Les Nourritures Terrestres, 1954. [inscribed]
17
10
Steinberg, Saul.
The Catalogue
. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., 1962. [inscribed]
17
11
Steinberg, Saul.
The New World
. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. [inscribed]
17
12
Sweeney, James J.
Joan Miró
. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1941. [annotated]
17
13
Uhde, W.
Picasso et la Tradition Française; Notes dur la Peinture Actuelle
. Paris: ?ditions des Quatre-Chemins, undated [inscribed]
17
14
Valentiner, W. R.
Origins of Modern Sculpture
. New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1946. [inscribed]
17
15
Walkowitz, Abraham.
A Demonstration of Objective, Abstract, and Non-Objective Art
. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945. [inscribed]
17
16
Walkowitz, Abraham.
Isadora Duncan in Her Dances
. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1945. [inscribed]
17
17
Walkowitz, Abraham.
100 Paintings and Drawings from the Objective to Abstract
. New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1925. [inscribed]
17
18
Westheim, Paul.
Indische Baukunst
. Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A. G., undated [inscribed]
17
19
Woodward, William.
French Quarter Etchings
. New Orleans: Magnolia Press, undated [inscribed]
17
20
Wright, Frank Lloyd.
The Future of Architecture
. New York: Horizon Press, 1953. [inscribed]
17
21
8.2:Inscribed/Annotated Volumes-General Literature, circa 1904-1960
DescriptionContainer
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
1
Kant, Immanuel.
Kritik der reinen Vernunft
. Halle an der Saale, GER: Verlag von Otto Hendel, undated [annotated]
18
2
Kuttner, Erich.
Hans Von Marées; Die Tragödie des deutschen Idealismus
. Zurich: Verlag Oprecht, 1937. [inscribed]
18
2
Mann, Thomas.
Doctor Faustus; The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn 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
3
A World Treasury of Proverbs from Twenty-five Languages
. Collected by Henry Davidoff. New York: Random House, 1946. [inscribed]
18
4
Oversized Volume
Carnet de desseins de Picasso
from Box 16, Folder 7
20

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).
Documents are arranged by subject type. The series is arranged as 3 subseries:
9.1: Taxes, 1962-1973
9.2: Provincetown House, 1945-1973
9.3: Miscellaneous, 1965-1974
Portions of this series have been scanned. Personal financial information, routine financial materials, and personal legal and estate documents have not been scanned.
9.1:Taxes, 1962-1973
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1966-1970
18
5
Tax Returns, 1962-1969
18
6
Supporting Documentation, 1962-1969
18
7-12
Massachusetts Estate Tax, 1966, 1973
18
13
New York Estate Tax, 1970-1971
18
14
Miscellaneous, 1965, 1972
18
15
9.2:Provincetown House, 1945-1973
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1966-1973
18
16
Inventories, 1972
18
17
Purchase and Ownership Records, 1945-1948
18
18
Sale, 1973
18
19
9.3:Miscellaneous, 1965-1974
DescriptionContainer
Agreement between the University of California and Executors of the Estate of Hans Hofmann, 1971
18
20
Appraisal, 1967
18
21
Bank Statements, Accounting Records, 1965-1970
18
22
Estate of Hans Hofmann v. Alarms & Communications Corporation, 1972-1974
18
23
Gift of Household Items and Art Supplies to Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc., 1973
18
24
Probate Decree and Related Correspondence, 1966, 1973
18
25
Purchase of Jacques Camins Film of Hofmann with Class in Provincetown, 1973
18
26
Purchase of Warren, Conn., Property, 1972-1973
18
27
Theft of Paintings, 1966
18
28
Wills and Related Correspondence, 1966
18
29

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).
Documents are arranged by subject type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Notes, 1962
18
30
Correspondence, 1965-1967
18
31
Condolence Letters, A-Z, 1966
18
32
Funeral of Hans Hofmann, 1966
18
33
Art Theft, 1966-1967
18
34
Business Cards, Address Notes, circa 1950-1965
18
35

Series 11: Hans Hofmann Documentary Projects, 1944-2011
12.3 linear feet
Boxes 19, 21-31, FC 32-44

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 series is arranged as 4 subseries:
11.1: Research Material Compiled by Tina Dickey, 1991-2000
11.2: Correspondence, 1997-2003
11.3: Production Materials, 1997-2011
11.4: Research Materials, 1944-2003
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.
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.
DescriptionContainer
Admiral, Virginia, 1991 April 14
21
1
Billmyer, Nieves, 1991 December 28
21
2
Bultman, Jeanne, 1998 October 18
1 sound cassette
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
21
3
Carone, Nicolas, 1998 May 1
21
4
de Niro, Robert, Sr., 1991-1992
21
5
Feinstein, Sam, 1998 October 15
2 sound cassettes
21
6
Gahagan, James, 1991
21
7
Huck, Peggy (Georgina Margaret), 1991 March 23
21
8
Jacobs, Ken, 1998 June 3
2 sound cassettes
originals
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
21
9
Kahn, Wolf, 1998 October 26
1 sound cassette
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
21
10
Kiesler, Lillian, 1991 February 18
21
11
Leepa, Allen, 1991 August 18
21
12
Matter, Mercedes, 1998 June 7
21
13
Michaels, Barbara L., 1998 May 22
1 sound cassette
21
14
Morgan, Maud, 1991 March 9
21
15
Orlowsky, Lillian, 1991 April 12, 1991 February 16, 1991 June 29
21
16
Ownby, Haynes, 1992 November 30
21
17
Pavia, Philip, 1998 April 30
21
18
Peterson, Vita, 1998 October 27
1 sound cassette
21
19
Pierce, Earl, 1991 July, 1992 July 20
21
20
Plaskett, Joseph Francis, 1999 July 15
1 sound cassette
21
21
Ranyak, Marion, 1998 May 7
21
22
Resika, Paul, 1998 May 6
Includes a sketch of the floor plan of Hofmann's New York school
21
23
Richenburg, Robert, 1998 May 17
1 sound cassette
21
24
Ruthenberg, Peter, 1999 April 7
1 sound cassette
21
25
Rose, Leatrice, 1998 May 27
21
26
Sheer, Douglas, 2000 May 20
1 sound cassette
21
27
Spoerri, Max, 1998 May 27
21
28
Thomas, Yvonne, 1998 May 26
21
29
Trieff, Selina and Robert Henry, 1991 April 15
21
30
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
31
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."
21
32-33
Student Records Research, Students Per Term (1918-1958), circa 1991
22
1-2
11.2:Correspondence, 1997-2004
Correspondence relates to Madeline Amgott's video productions and includes permissions agreements, contracts for production, and research correspondence.
DescriptionContainer
Berezov, Maurice/Aaron Galleries, 2003
22
3
Burkhardt, Rudolph/Tibor DeNagy Gallery, 2002
22
4
De Niro, Robert, 2001-2003
22
5
Denver Art Museum, 2000
22
6
Dickey, Tina, 1998-1999
22
7
Eames Office, 2003
22
8
Grooms, Red/Artist Rights Society, 2001-2003
22
9
Lillian, Christina/Bancroft Library, 2003
22
10
Marisol/Vaga, 2003
22
11
Matter, Herbert/Staley and Wise Gallery, 2002
22
12
Muse Film and Television, 1997-2000
22
13
Neugass, Fritz/University at Albany, 2002-2003
22
14
Newman, Arnold/Getty Images, 2003
22
15
Reynal, Kay Bell/Archives of American Art, 2003
22
16
Vaccaro, Tony, 2002
22
17
Warshaw, Robert S., circa 1997
22
18
Witt, Bill/Stephen Cohen Gallery, 2002
22
19
Former Students, circa 2000-2004
22
20
Miscellaneous Photo Clearances, 2002-2003
22
21
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.
DescriptionContainer
Interview Notes and Photographs, 1997-1998
22
22
Interview Scheduling (first interviews), 1997
22
23
Interviews and Location Footage
Bercelona, Spain, 2001
1 videocassette (vhs)
Includes interview with Xavier Javier Costa, at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
22
24
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
25-29
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1997 September 20
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes shotlists
22
30-31
Nicolas Carone, 2001 May 1
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
22
32-33
Ciro Cozzi
For Ciro Cozzi interview, see Lillian Orlowsky, tape 5 of 5
22
Interviews and Location Footage
James Gahagan, 1997 September 18
5 videocassettes (vhs)
includes transcript
3 sound cassettes
duplicates
23
1-4
Red Grooms, 2000 October 24
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
5
Myrna Harrison, 2001 May 25
4 videocassettes (vhs)
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
6-7
Hans Theo Hofmann, 1999 March 27
1 sound cassette
23
8
Hans Theo Hofmann and Munich, Germany, 1999 June
4 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
9-12
Wolf Kahn, 2000 November 29
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
13-15
Interviews and Location Footage
Irvin Kershner, 2000 April-May
2 videocassette (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
1-2
Lillian Kiesler, 1997 May 24
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate of tape 2 of 2
No VHS duplicate of tape 1 of 2 in collection
24
3-4
Erik Koch, 2000 December 4
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
5-7
Stanley Kunitz, 2000 December 19
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
includes transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
8-9
Marisol
For interview with Marisol, see New York City Mosaics, Outdoor and Indoor, 8/29/00, tape 1 of 3
24
Mercedes Matter and Robert Richenberg, 1998 June 7
5 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
3 sound cassettes
duplicate
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
10-12
New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor Mosaic, 1997 May 23
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
original
Mosaic located at High School of Printing at 438 West 49th Street.
24
13
Interviews and Location Footgae
New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor and Indoor Mosaics, 2000 August 29
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
2 sound cassettes
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
1-2
New York Studio School, 2001 November 20
2 videocassettes (digital betacam)
25
3
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
4-6
Lillian Orlowsky, 2000 March 21
4 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
25
7-9
Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
4 videocassettes (betacamsp)
originals
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
25
10-11
Interviews and Location Footage
Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
Transcript in box 26, folder 2
26
1-2
Joseph Plaskett, 1999 June 11
3 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Includes transcript
originals
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
26
3-6
Provincetown, Mass., 2000 August 15
6 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes partial transcripts
4 sound cassettes
Duplicates
1 videocassette (betacam)
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
7-11
Paul Resika, 2000 November 21
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
26
12-13
Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
3 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicates
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Originals
26
14-15
Interviews and Location Footage
Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
Transcript in Box 27, folder 2.
27
1-2
Lowery Sims, 1999 April 26
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Also contains footage of the Metropolitan Museum during the 1999 Hans Hofmann retrospective.
27
3
Frank Stella, 1999-2000
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
27
4-5
Production Tapes and Edits
Hans Hofmann: Reflections by Former Students
, 1999
1 videocassette (vhs)
27
6
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
7
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
8-9
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Paintings and Photographs, circa 2001
2 electronic discs (dvd)
27
10
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Stock Footage, 2002
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
27
11
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Digital Soundtrack, 2004
3 electronic discs (dvd)
27
12
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Voiceover Recordings, 2001
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
27
13
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Spanish Version, 2004
2 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videodisc (dvd)
27
14
Tape and Transcript Lists, 2000, 2011
27
15
Transcript Excerpts and Notes, circa 2000
27
16
Transcript Log Book #1, 1997-2000
Transcripts for Lillian Orlowsky Freed, Haynes Ownby, Frank Stella, Ciro, and Metropolitan Museum speakers panel.
28
1-3
Transcript Log Book #2, 1997-2001
Transcripts for Mercedes Matter, Red Grooms, Tony Vevers, Nick Carone, Myrna Harrison, and Lillian Kiesler.
28
4
Transcript for Narration, circa 2000
28
5
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
6
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
7
Unidentified Video Recording, circa 1995
1 videocassette (dvcpro)
28
8
Video Script, English, 2000
28
9
Video Script, Spanish, 2000
28
10
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.
DescriptionContainer
Copies of Transcripts from Tina Dickey Interviews, 1998-2000
28
11-13
General, Film Research, 1997-2000
28
14
General, Printed Material, 1999-2000
28
15-16
General, Video Documentaries, 1993-2001
9 videocassettes (vhs)
28
17-19
Bultman, Fritz, 1968-1980
28
20
Bultman, Jeanne, 1997-1998
28
21
De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1995-1999
28
22
Eames, Ray, 1999-2001
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript of 1980 oral history with Eames conducted for the Archives of American Art.
29
1-2
Former Students, circa 1990-2000
29
3
Grooms, Red, 1981-2001
29
4
Grooms, Red, 1966
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
duplicate
Animated film
Fat Feet
.
29
5
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
6
Harrison, Myrna, 2001
29
7
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material, 2000
From the Archives of American Art.
29
8
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (correspondence), 2000
29
9
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (on schools), circa 1945, 2000
29
10
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (miscellaneous), circa 2000
29
11
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, family), circa 2000
29
12
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, schools), circa 2000
29
13
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, students), circa 2000
29
14
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, exhibitions), circa 2000
29
15
Hofmann, Hans, Archival Material (photographs, miscellaneous), circa 2000
29
16-17
Hofmann, Hans, FOIA Research, 2000-2001
29
18
Hofmann, Hans, Interview Conducted by Irma Jaffe (1966), 1998
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript
29
19
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (book), 1963
Hans Hofmann
by William Seitz.
29
20
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (clippings), 1947-2000
29
21
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (exhibition announcements and catalogs), 1944-1966, 2002
29
22-24
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (monographs), 1957-2002
29
25
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (periodicals), 1944-1966
Oversized periodicals in Box 19
29
26-28
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (periodicals), 1951-1961
30
1
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (press releases), circa 2000-2002
30
2
Hofmann, Hans, Printed Material (miscellaneous), circa 1950-1970
30
3
Hofmann, Hans, Photographic Material, circa 1950-2000
30
4
Hofmann, Hans, Video and Film, 1950 August 2-5
Hofmann School Film Footage by Sam Feinstein, 1950 August 2-5
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
Duplicate
1 film reel
Black and white, silent, original
16mm
Videocassette also contains duplicates of reels from Box 30, folders 6 and 7. Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 32.
30
5
Hofmann School Film Footage, circa 1960
1 film reel
Color, silent; original
16mm
See videocassette in Box 30, folder 5 for access copy. Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 33.
30
6
“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. Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 34.
30
7
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
8
Home movies of Hans and Renate Hofmann, circa 1964-1966
10 film reels
Includes shotlists
Color, silent
8mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 35-44.
30
9-13
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
14
Home Movies of Hofmann Receiving Honorary Degree at University of California, Berkeley, taken by Karl Kasten (1964), circa 1999
1 videocassette (vhs)
Duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
Copy of motion picture film originals not in collection
30
15
“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
30
16
Hofmann, Hans, Writings By Others, circa 2000
Includes drafts of "Schule fur Bildende Kunst" and
Talks on Art
by Tina Dickey.
31
1-2
Hofmann, Hans, Writings By Others, 1966-2001
Includes drafts of "Hans Hofmann" by Sam Hunter and an untitled manuscript by Glenn Wessels.
31
3-4
Hofmann, Maria, 1962
1 sound tape reel
Original
1 sound tape reel
Duplicate
Interview with Maria Hofmann conducted by Dorothy Seckler
31
5
Hofmann, Renate, 2001, circa 1964
2 sound tape reels
Duplicates
1 sound tape reel
Original
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
6-7
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
8
Kahn, Wolf, 1998-2003
31
9
Kershner, Irvin, 1999-2001
31
10
Koch, Eric, 1978-2001
31
11
Kunitz, Stanley, 2000-2001
31
12
Matter, Mercedes, 1963-2001
31
13
Ownby, Haynes, 1993-1997
31
14
Pace, Stephen, 1994-2000
31
15
Orlowsky, Lillian, 1998-2000
31
16
Resika, Paul, 1994-2002
31
17
Rosenberg, Harold, circa 1999
1 sound cassette
Hans Hofmann Lecture, 1970, from Pacifica Radio Archives
31
18
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
19
Silverman, Elijah, 2000
31
20
Stella, Frank, 1999-2001
31
21
Stout, Myron, 1998
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript of 1984 oral history interview.
31
22
Symposium, Artists Talk on Art, 1978
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript
31
23
Vevers, Tony, 1981-2000
31
24
Wessels, Glenn, circa 1999
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
1 sound cassette
Copy from original recording not in collection
Wessels interviewed by Karl Kasten, 1970, from Bancroft library, University of California, Berkeley.
31
25
Oversized Research Material from Box 29, folders 26 and 28, Hans Hofmann Periodicals
19
Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 30, Folder 5
FC 32
Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 30, Folder 6
FC 33
Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 30, Folder 7
FC 34
10 Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 30, Folders 9-13
FC 35-44

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