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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1898
Hofmann studies painting at Moritz Heymann’s art school in Munich. He is introduced to Impressionism.
1900
Hofmann meets Maria (Miz) Wolfegg, his future wife. Early works, such as the 1902 portrait of Miz shown at right demonstrate the influence Impressionism had on the young artist.
1903
Through his instructor Willi Schwarz, Hofmann meets Phillip Freudenberg, who becomes his patron from 1904 to 1914, enabling him to live in Paris.
1904
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1910
Hofmann frequents the Café du Dome, a haunt of artists and writers. Miz joins him in Paris. He attends evening sketch class at the Ecole de la Grand Chaumiere and the Academie Colarossi. Meets Picasso, Braque, and Matisse.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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