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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1962
A Hofmann retrospective opens in Germany. The artist is awarded an Honorary Membership in the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Nuremberg and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
1963
Miz Hofmann dies. A retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York travels throughout the U.S, Europe, and South America. Hofmann signs an historic agreement to donate 45 paintings to the University of California at Berkeley. The University later constructs a gallery in his honor at their new museum, then in the planning stages. The exhibition Hans Hofmann and his Students, organized by the MoMA, circulates in the U.S. and Canada.
1964
Hofmann is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and the Solomon Guggenheim International Award. He becomes a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Renate Schmitz inspires “The Renate Series”.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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