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Subseries 3.1 | 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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3.1: By Hofmann, 1928-1965

The subseries is arranged as 6 subseries:
3.1.1: Books, A-Z
3.1.2: Articles and Essays
3.1.3: Talks and Lectures
3.1.4: Miscellaneous Writings
3.1.5: Poems
3.1.6: Notes and Lists
3.1.1:Books, A-Z, circa 1928-1965
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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
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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
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"Color Problem in Pure painting-Its Creative Origin", 1955
7
7
"Creative Act-Gesture and meaning", circa 1930-1955
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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44
"Art and Art appreciation", 1953
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45
"Art and Life", circa 1930-1955
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46
"Colour", circa 1930-1955
7
47
"Creative process-its physical and metaphysical performing", 1956
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48
"Falsification of History", circa 1959
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49
"Following is a condensed reformulation of a statement made by me to my students dating back to 1938", 1960
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50
"For Clarification of history I speak (reluctantly) of myself", circa 1930-1955
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51
"Form im simme der Gertabtung", circa 1930-1955
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52
"In Answer to a Question", circa 1930-1955
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53
"Life", circa 1930-1955
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54
"Magic of painting", circa 1930-1955
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55
"My aim-in answer to repeated questioning", circa 1930-1955
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56
"My Artistic Creed-A Statement", 1952
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57
"Nature and Art-Controversy and Misconcept", 1957
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58
"Nature as Experience and Its Pictorial Realization", circa 1930-1955
7
59
"New Concept for Mosaics of Our Time", 1956
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60
"Notes on Art", 1950
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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
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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
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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
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73
"What is Life", circa 1930-1955
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74
Untitled, A-Z (by first line), 1946-1961
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1
Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
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2-4
Untitled (in German), circa 1930-1955
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5-6
Fragments, circa 1930-1955
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7
3.1.5:Poems, circa 1928-1965
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Poems, 1944-1959
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8
Poems to Maria Hofmann, 1960-1964
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9
3.1.6:Notes and Lists, circa 1928-1965
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Notebooks, "Farbe" and untitled, (2 vols.), circa 1930-1955
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10
Notes on Works of Art, 1949-1956
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11
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1930-1955
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12
List, Paintings Exhibited at Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1949-1962
8
13
List, Paintings Exhibited at Mirski Gallery, Boston, 1953
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14
List, Paintings Exhibited in Germany, 1962
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15
List, Paintings for Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, 1956-1957
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16
Lists, Paintings, 1957-1963
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Lists, Paintings to be Framed, 1958-1965
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Lists, Paintings Shipped from Provincetown, 1958-1965
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19
List, Photographs given to William Seitz, circa 1950
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20
Miscellaneous Lists, circa 1930-1955
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21

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