The following fall, I joined the class of Hans Hofmann at the Art Student’s League and studied with him on and off until 1935. He brought the consciousness and excitement of the Paris avant-garde to a New York where many young artists were avidly hungry for what he had to give. Although I never studied formally with my father, what I learned from Hofmann made me better understand my father’s criticisms of my work and his conversations about art.
Thanks to the W.P.A., I had the opportunity to paint for several years without having to get a job. On the mural project under the administration of Burgoyne Diller, I had the chance to work with Fernand Léger on a projected mural for the French Line. Later I worked with him again privately on another projected mural.
I was an original member of the American Abstract Artists, and I showed with them annually.