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1932
Hofmann returns to the Chouinard School in the summer. He is advised by Miz not to return to Munich due to the rise of Nazism and growing hostility towards intellectuals. He settles in New York, where Vaclav Vytlacil helps arrange a teaching position for him at the Art Students League.
1932
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected the 32nd President of the United States.
1933
Hofmann spends the summer as guest instructor at the Thurn School of Art in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In the fall the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts opens in New York. With encouragement from Mercedes Matter, he begins to paint again with after a prolonged period of drawing.
1933
Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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