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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1947
Exhibitions open in New York, Pittsburgh, and Dallas. Hofmann begins to exhibit with the Kootz Gallery in New York where there is a solo show of Hofmann’s work each year until his death (except 1948 and 1956). Larry Rivers attends the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.
1948
A Retrospective exhibition of Hofmann’s work opens at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts, in conjunction with publication of his book, Search for the Real and Other Essays
1949
Hofmann travels to Paris to attend the opening of his exhibition at the Galerie Maeght and visits the studios of Picasso, Braque, Brancusi, and Miro. Helps organize Forum 49, a summer series of lectures, panels and exhibitions at Gallery 200 in Provincetown.
1950
Hofmann joins the “Irascibles,” a group of Abstract Expressionist, in an open letter protesting the exclusion of the avant-garde from an upcoming exhibition of American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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