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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1930
Hofmann teaches a summer session at the University of California at Berkeley.
1930s
In America, a style known as “American Scene Painting,” becomes one of the first national art movements, though it was never an official, cohesive movement. An outgrowth of the “Ashcan School,” the American Scene was a conservative reaction against the modernist European style and often depicted scenes of typical American life painted in a naturalistic vein.
1931
In the spring, Hofmann teaches at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles and again at Berkeley in the Summer. His first show in the U.S. is an exhibit of drawings at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
1931
Louise Nevelson studies Cubism and abstraction with Hofmann in Munich in 1931. Her sculpture entitled Dawn Shadows is pictured at right.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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