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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1920
The U.S. Constitution is amended to allow women to vote.
1922
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1929
Hofmann holds summer sessions at Tergensee, Bavaria (1922) Ragusa (1924), Capri (1925-27), St. Tropez (1928-1929). Makes frequent trips to Paris. He has little time to paint but draws continually.
1924
Hofmann marries Miz Wolfegg on June 5.
1924
Inspired by Freud’s psychoanalytical theories, French poet Andre Breton issues the “Manifesto of Surrealism,” in which he advocates art that focuses on dreams, sexuality and the unconscious.
1929
The U.S. stock-market crash triggers an international economic crisis and the Great Depression.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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