Apart from being a master artist himself, perhaps Hofmann’s greatest skill lay in the teaching of art. At the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts students could attend classes in composition, painting, and life drawing. In addition, he gave lectures on theoretical topics such as the, “Social Significance of Modern Art.” A more formal approach to the teaching of art, the Hofmann School stressed the mastery of the medium.
After decades of teaching, Hofmann closed his school in 1956 leaving behind a legacy of hundreds of students; some students incorporated his teachings while others eschewed them when creating their own work. This exhibition highlights just a few of those students including: Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Lillian Orlowsky, Paul Resika, and more.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.