Hans Hofmann, Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist About the Film
Hofmann's Legacy
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Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist is a joyous and colorful one-hour journey into the life of an amazing, but too often neglected, first-generation Abstract Expressionist whose influence on the art world is immeasurable.

Narrated by Robert De Niro, the film traces Hofmann’s progression from his early discovery of Impressionism as a young student in Munich; to his ten years in Paris where he fraternized with Picasso and Matisse, enthusiastically embracing the burgeoning Cubist and Fauvist movements; to his arrival in the United States at the age of 50. Teaching in New York, Berkeley, and Provincetown, Massachusetts beginning in the 1930s, Hofmann introduced a powerful new paradigm of avant-garde abstraction to a generation of young American (continued)

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