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Claude Monet’s painting “Impression: Sunrise,” derided by critics at an exhibition in Paris, provides the moniker for the Impressionist movement which flourishes through the 1890s.
Hans Hofmann is born in Weissburg, Bavaria, Germany on March 21st, the son of Theodor and Franziska Hofmann.
The family moves to Munich where Theodor Hofmann becomes a government official. At the Gymnasium, Hans develops special interests in mathematics, science, and music. He plays the violin, piano, and organ and begins to draw.
With his fatherís help, young Hans takes a position as assistant to the director of Public Works of the State of Bavaria. He develops his technical knowledge of mathematics, and invents an electromagnetic comptometer.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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