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Series 6 | 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

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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

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