‘His impact as a teacher is still palpable today, as his theories of the ”push and pull” of color and of breaking up the picture plane are still being disseminated by art teachers all over the world.’
I do admire Hoffmann. I think he was a tremendous influence on many, many young artists. I think he loved teaching. I don’t love his work. While brightly colored, to me it’s just all on the surface. I feel that once I’ve looked at a painting briefly, I’m done. I get it. Move on. I’m sure there’s something I’m missing…something I don’t get. Through my research I discovered that I much preferred his later works to the mid career ones.