SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

The bibliography listed below represents a selection of solo exhibition catalogues that reference or reproduce Hofmann’s works. 

 

1931

Hans Hofmann (includes artist's statement). San Francisco: Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1931.

Hans Hofmann. Introduction by Worth Ryder. Berkeley: Haviland Hall, University of California, 1931.

 

1944

Hans Hofmann. Chicago: The Arts Club of Chicago, 1944 [exh. brochure].

 

1947

Hans Hofmann: Space Paintings. Denton: Texas State College for Women, 1947 [exh. brochure]. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

 

1948

Hofmann, Hans. Search for the Real, and Other Essays (includes artist’s statements). Edited by Sara T. Weeks and Bartlett H. Hayes Jr. Essays by Hofmann: “The Search for the Real in the Visual Arts,” pp. 46–54; “Sculpture,” pp. 55–59; “Painting and Culture,” pp. 60–64. Excerpts adapted from essays by Hofmann: “On the Aims of Art” and “Plastic Creation,” pp. 65–74. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1948. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher, organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art. Reprinted by Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1967.

 

1949

Recent Paintings by Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Statement by Hofmann, 20 October 1949, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1949 [exh. brochure].

Galerie Maeght, Paris. Derrière le Miroir (text in English and French; includes artist’s statements), no. 16 (January 1949): n.p. Special issue on Hofmann, published in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition Hans Hofmann, Peintures. Lithographs by Hofmann; essays by Charles Estienne and Peter Neagoe; poem by Weldon Kees; reprint of “An Appreciation” (1948) by Tennessee Williams.

 

1950

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1950 [exh. brochure].

 

1951

New Paintings by Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Essay “Space Pictorially Realized through the Intrinsic Faculty of the Colors to Express Volume” by Hofmann, 26 September 1951, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1951 [exh. brochure].

 

1952

Hans Hofmann: Recent Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Essay “A Statement by Hans Hofmann” by Hofmann, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1952 [exh. brochure].

 

1953

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings Created in 1953. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1953 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: The First Showing of Landscapes Created from 1936–1939. Essay by Sam Feinstein. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1953 [exh. brochure].

 

1954

Hans Hofmann. Boston: Boris Mirski Art Gallery, 1954 [exh. brochure].

Paintings by Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Baltimore, MD: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1954 [exh. brochure].

Tenth Anniversary Festival: Hofmann, New Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Reprints of essays by Hofmann: “The Resurrection of the Plastic Arts” (1954) and “The Mystery of Creative Relations” (1954), n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1954 [exh. brochure].

 

1955

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Essay “The Color Problem in Pure Painting—Its Creative Origin” by Hofmann, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1955 [exh. brochure].

A Retrospective Exhibition of the Paintings of Hans Hofmann. Essay by Clement Greenberg. Bennington, VT: Bennington College, 1955 [exh. brochure].

 

1956

Kaprow, Allan. “Hans Hofmann.” Typescript of four pages in connection with an exhibition held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, from April through May 1956 [exh. brochure].

 

1957

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings (includes artist’s statements). New York: Kootz Gallery, 1957 [exh. brochure].

Wight, Frederick S. Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by John I.H. Baur. Reprint of “The Color Problem in Pure Painting—Its Creative Origin” (1955) by Hofmann, pp. 51–56. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957. Published in conjunction with the retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

 

1958

New Paintings by Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Essay “Nature and Art. Controversy and Misconceptions (1957)” by Hofmann, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1958 [exh. brochure].

 

1959

Hans Hofmann: Paintings of 1958 and Early Paintings. Essay by Clement Greenberg. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1959 [exh. brochure].

 

1960

Hans Hofmann: Paintings of 1959 (includes artist’s statements). Statement by Hofmann, November 1959, n.p. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1960 [exh. brochure].

 

1961

Hans Hofmann. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1961 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: An Exhibition at the Feingarten Galleries. Beverly Hills, CA: Feingarten Galleries, 1961 [exh. brochure].

  

1962

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings at the Kootz Gallery. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1962 [exh. brochure].

Grote, Ludwig. Hans Hofmann, Ausstellung 1962 (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Contributions by Frederick S. Wight, Clement Greenberg, and

Tennessee Williams. Includes letter from Hofmann to Grote, dated 10 February 1962, p. 17; and excerpts from “Color Problem in Pure Painting” (1955), by Hofmann, translated as “Über die Farbe,” p. 16. Nuremberg, Germany: Fränkische Galerie am Marientor, 1962.

 

1963

Hans Hofmann: New Paintings at the Kootz Gallery. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1963 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: peintures 1962 (text in French and English). Introduction by Michel Tapié. Paris: Galerie Anderson-Mayer, 1963. 

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). With a translation of the prospectus of the Hofmann School of Fine Arts, Munich (c. 1915), p. 56. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1963.

 

1964

Hans Hofmann, Paintings 1963. Excerpts from reviews of Hofmann’s retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, September through December 1963, by Harold Rosenberg, Brian O’Doherty, Jack Kroll, Irving Sandler, and Fritz Bultman. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1964 [exh. brochure].

Loran, Erle. Recent Gifts and Loans of Paintings by Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Introduction by Herschel B. Chipp. Berkeley: University of California, 1964.

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann (text in Spanish; includes artist’s statements). Caracas, Venezuela: Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, 1964. Published in conjunction with the retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 1963.

 

1965

Hans Hofmann, 85th Anniversary: Paintings of 1964. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1965 [exh. brochure].

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann (text in German; includes artist’s statements). [Bonn, Germany: Gebr. Hermes KG], 1965. Published in conjunction with the retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 1963.

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann (text in Italian; includes artist’s statements). Foreword by Vittorio Viale. Turin, Italy: Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, 1965. Published in conjunction with the retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 1963.

Seitz, William C. Hans Hofmann: Tentoonstelling (text in Dutch; includes artist’s statements). Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1965. Published in conjunction with the retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 1963.

 

1966

Hans Hofmann at Kootz. New York: Kootz Gallery, 1966 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Twenty-One Paintings from the Collection of the University of California, Berkeley (includes artist’s statements). Excerpts from the essay “Painting and Culture” (1948) by Hofmann, n.p. Stanford, CA: Department of Art & Architecture, Stanford University, 1966.

 

1967

Hans Hofmann. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1967 [exh. brochure].

 

1968

Hans Hofmann. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1968 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Paintings. Chicago: Richard Gray Gallery, 1968 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann Paintings: A Selection from the University of California Collection (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by D[onald] B[rewer]. La Jolla, CA: La Jolla Museum of Art, 1968.

21 Hofmanns from Berkeley (includes artist’s statements). Honolulu, HI: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1968 [exh. brochure].

 

1969

Hans Hofmann. Toronto, Canada: David Mirvish Gallery, 1969 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Ten Major Works. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1969 [exh. brochure].

 

1970

Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Katonah, NY: Katonah Gallery, 1970 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann, Paintings. London: Waddington Galleries II, 1970 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Paintings of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1970 [exh. brochure].

 

1971

Hans Hofmann. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1971 [exh. brochure].

 

1972

Hans Hofmann. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1972 [exh. brochure].

Geldzahler, Henry. Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series (includes artist’s statements). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972.

 

1973

Hans Hofmann Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Essay by Carl Palazzolo. Boston: Harcus Krakow Rosen Sonnabend Gallery, 1973 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Ten Major Works. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1973 [exh. brochure].

 

1974

Hans Hofmann: Paintings 1936–1940. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1974 [exh. brochure].

 

1976

Hans Hofmann: The Years 1947–1952 (includes artist’s statements). Essay “Paintings 19471952” by Irving Sandler, n.p. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1976. Essay reprinted as “Hans Hofmann and the Challenge of Synthetic Cubism,” Arts Magazine 50 (April 1976): pp. 103–05.

Bannard, Walter Darby. Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective Exhibition. Foreword by Charles W. Millard. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1976.

Rose, Barbara. Hans Hofmann: Drawings, 1930–1944. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1976.

 

1978

Hans Hofmann: Bilder und Werke auf Papier (text in German). Zurich: Galerie André Emmerich, 1978 [exh. brochure].

Baro, Gene, Galaor Carbonell, Barbara Rose, and John Canaday. Hans Hofmann. Un colorista en blanco y negro/A Colorist in Black and White (text in Spanish and English; includes artist’s statements). [New York: André Emmerich Gallery, with Centro Colombo Americano, 1978]. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by International Exhibitions Foundation in 1974.

 

1980

Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students. Hans Hofmann: Provincetown Scenes (includes artist’s statements). Essays by Fritz Bultman and Cynthia Goodman. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1980.

Hans Hofmann, 1880–1966: A Special Exhibition of Major Paintings to Mark the Centennial of the Artist’s Birth (includes artist’s statements). Introduction by Cynthia Goodman. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1980.

Hans Hofmann: The Late Small Paintings, 1952–1965. Chicago: Richard Gray Gallery, 1980 [exh. brochure].

 

1981

Hans Hofmann: Major Paintings and Works on Paper. Toronto, Canada: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 1981 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: The Small Late Paintings (includes artist’s statements). New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1981 [exh. brochure]. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by André Emmerich Gallery in 1982.

 

1982

Hans Hofmann: Drawings. Toronto, Canada: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 1982.

Varley, Christopher. Hans Hofmann, 1880–1966: An Introduction to His Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Edmonton, Canada: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1982.

 

1983

Hans Hofmann: Paintings on Paper, 1958–1965. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1983 [exh. brochure].

 

1984

Hans Hofmann: Explorations of Major Themes: Pictures on Paper, 1940–1950 (includes artist's statements). New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1984.

Friedland, Marianne. Hans Hofmann: The Early Interiors, the Late Abstractions; Major Paintings. Toronto, Canada: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 1984.

 

1985

Hans Hofmann: Major Paintings, 1954–1965. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1985.

Hans Hofmann: Pictures of Summer: Provincetown 1941–42. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1985 [exh. in 1986].

Hans Hofmann: Provincetown Paintings and Drawings (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by E.A. Carmean Jr.; reprint of essay “Hans Hofmann Paints a Picture” (1950) by Elaine de Kooning, pp. 1–11. Fort Worth, TX: The Fort Worth Art Museum, 1985.

Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by E.A. Carmean Jr.; reprint of essay “The Color Problem in Pure Painting—Its Creative Origin” (1955) by Hofmann, pp. 1–7. Fort Worth, TX: The Fort Worth Art Museum, 1985.

 

1986

Hans Hofmann: The Pre-war Years in America (includes artist’s statement). Introduction by André Emmerich. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1986. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by André Emmerich Gallery in 1987.

Friedland, Marianne. Hans Hofmann: Major Paintings, 1934–1944. Toronto, Canada: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 1986.

 

1988

Hans Hofmann: Important Paintings and Works on Paper. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 1988 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: The Push and Pull of Cubism. Introduction by André Emmerich. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1988. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by André Emmerich Gallery in 1987.

Hoyland, John. Hans Hofmann: Late Paintings (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by Alan Bowness; interviews with Anthony Caro, Sheila Girling, Fred Pollock, Alan Gouk, and Basil Beattie. London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1988.

 

1989

Hans Hofmann: The Post-war Years, 1945–1949. Introduction by André Emmerich. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1989.

 

1990

Hans Hofmann: A Selection of Paintings and Watercolours (includes artist’s statements). Introduction by William C. Seitz; foreword by Anthony Caro. London: Crane Gallery, 1990.

Hans Hofmann: 1880 bis 1966 (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Introduction by William C. Seitz. Berlin: Galerie Michael Haas, 1990. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by Crane Gallery in 1990.

Hans Hofmann: Gemälde und Aquarelle (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Munich: Galerie Thomas, 1990.

Hans Hofmann: Paintings on Paper from the 1940s (includes artist’s statements). Statement by Hofmann, 5 February 1946, n.p. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1990. 

Hans Hofmann: The 1950 Chimbote Mural Project. New York: André Emmerich Gallery, 1990.

Goodman, Cynthia. Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Essays by Cynthia Goodman and Irving Sandler; excerpts from Clement Greenberg. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art; Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1990.

 

1992

Hans Hofmann: 1880 bis 1966 (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Introduction by William C. Seitz; foreword by Anthony Caro; reprint of essay (1948) by Tennessee Williams, n.p. Cologne: TransArt Exhibitions Köln, 1992. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by Crane Gallery in 1990.

 

1995

Hans Hofmann: The Provincetown Paintings. Toronto, Canada: Drabinsky & Friedland Galleries, 1995 [exh. brochure].

 

1996

Hans Hofmann: Push Pull; An Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings (includes artist’s statements). Excerpts from a speech given by Hofmann at Dartmouth College on 17 November 1962, n.p. New York: André Emmerich Gallery/Sotheby’s, 1996 [exh. brochure].

 

1997

Hans Hofmann: Das Spätwerk (text in German). Berlin: Galerie Haas & Fuchs, 1997.

Friedel, Helmut. Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Essay by Tina Dickey. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1997. English edition by Friedel and Dickey, Hans Hofmann (solo exh. cat., 1998).

 

1998

Hans Hofmann: Continuing the Search for the Real (includes artist’s statements). Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1998.

Friedel, Helmut, and Tina Dickey. Hans Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). NewYork: Hudson Hills Press, 1998. English edition of Friedel, Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes (solo exh. cat., 1997). Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München in 1997.

 

1999

Hans Hofmann: Late Paintings from the Hofmann Estate. New York: Ameringer Howard Fine Art, 1999 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Major Paintings 1935–1964. Scottsdale, AZ, and Santa Fe, NM: Riva Yares Gallery, 1999.

Hans Hofmann. Opere da una collezione (dipinti su carta 1959–1962) (text in Italian; includes artist’s statements). Contributions by Michel Goldberg and Winfred Gaul. Livorno, Italy: Edizioni Peccolo, 1999.

Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper 1933–1965. Los Angeles: Manny Silverman Gallery, 1999.

Mauroner, Mario. Hans Hofmann: The American Years, Retrospective (text in German; includes artist’s statements). Salzburg, Austria: Galerie Academia, 1999.

Sims, Lowery Stokes. Hans Hofmann in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by Philippe de Montebello; chronology and selected bibliography by Tina Dickey. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999.

 

2000

Hans Hofmann (1880–1966) (text in French and English). Foreword by Anthony Caro; essay by Frank Stella. London: Crane Kalman Gallery, 2000.

Hans Hofmann: Retrospective on Paper. New York: Ameringer Howard Fine Art, 2000.

Hans Hofmann: The Summer Studio (includes artist’s statement). New York: Ameringer Howard Fine Art, 2000 [exh. brochure].

Orlowsky, Lillian. Hans Hofmann: Four Decades in Provincetown (includes artist’s statements). Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2000.

 

2002

Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective View; Paintings, 1935–1965. Scottsdale, AZ: Riva Yares Gallery, 2002 [exh. brochure].

Hans Hofmann: Evolution/Revolution (includes artist’s statements). Essays by Peter Selz and Alla Efimova. San Francisco: Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 2002.

Barnes, Lucinda, and Peter Selz. Hans Hofmann: The UC Berkeley Art Museum Collection (includes artist’s statements). Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2002 [exh. brochure].

 

2003

Hans Hofmann: Living Color Paintings, 1935–1965. Santa Fe, NM: Riva Yares Gallery, 2003 [exh. brochure]. 

Hans Hofmann: Provincetown (includes artist’s statements). Essay by Lilly Wei. New York: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, 2003 [exh. brochure].

Wilkin, Karen. Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective (includes artist’s statements). Reprint of “The Color Problem in Pure Painting—Its Creative Origin” by Hofmann, pp. 39– 43; contributions by Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, and Tennessee Williams. Naples, FL: Naples Museum of Art; New York: George Braziller, 2003.

 

2005

Hans Hofmann: Search for the Real (includes artist’s statements). Essays by Tina Dickey and Inka Essenhigh. New York: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, 2005.

 

2006

Hans Hofmann: The Unabashed Unconscious; Reflections on Hofmann and Surrealism (includes artist’s statements). Essay by Jed Perl. New York: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, 2006.

 

2007

Dickey, Tina. Hans Hofmann: Exuberant Eye (includes artist’s statements). Foreword by Lara Niemira; introduction by Elizabeth K. Whiting. Chicago: KN Gallery, 2007.

 

2008

Hans Hofmann: Poems & Paintings on Paper (includes artist’s statements). New York: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, 2008.

Rush, Michael, and Catherine Morris, eds. Hans Hofmann: Circa 1950 (includes artist’s statements). Essays by Michael Rush, Catherine Morris, and Irving Sandler. Waltham, MA: The Rose Art Museum, 2008. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Rose Art Museum in 2009.

 

2012

Hans Hofmann: Art Like Life Is Real (includes artist’s statements). Essay by William C. Agee. New York: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2012.

Wilkin, Karen. Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper from the 1940s. New York: New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 2012.

 

2013

Buhlmann, Britta E., ed. Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus (text in German and English; includes artist’s statements). Essays by Britta E. Buhlmann, Karen Wilkin, Annette Reich, and William C. Agee. Kaiserslautern, Germany: MPK Museum Pfalzgalerie; Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013.

 

2015

Silver, Kenneth E. Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann. Essay by Mary McLeod. Greenwich, CT: Bruce Museum, 2015.