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Hans Hofmann Paintings

070710EyeOnArts_HofmannThe exhibition “Hans Hofmann: Circa 1950” has opened at the Weatherspoon. It includes a body of work created by the artist for the architect Josep Sert’s 1950 city plan for Chimbote, Peru, and two dozen other important works from that year.

His nine large-scale Chimbote painting studies show the depth of Hofmann’s strengths as an abstract painter and modernist visionary. He has been heralded more for his influence as a teacher than as an artist, but Hans “Hofmann: Circa 1950” situates him firmly at the center of American abstract painting of the time.

The year 1950 was an important one for Hofmann, during which he produced more than 50 paintings. It marked his full maturity as a painter.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 17.

Visual: Hans Hofmann, “Sketch for Chimbote (Mosaic Cross)”, 1950, oil on board. Collection of the Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust.