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 Frank B. Hoffman  (1888 - 1958)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Illinois      Known for: western painting, sculpture, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Frank Hoffman
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Birth
1888 (Chicago, Illinois)
 
Death
1958 (Taos, New Mexico)

Lived/Active
New Mexico/Illinois


Self portrait - Self Portrait on Horseback


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western painting, sculpture, illustration

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Taos Pre 1940
Western Painters
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Growing up in New Orleans where his father raced horses, Frank Hoffman developed a great love for these animals, which was reflected in his paintings. He worked as an illustrator for the "Chicago American" newspaper, which gave him an opportunity to draw many subjects from opera to prize fights, and eventually he became head of the department. During that time, he took formal art training from J. Wellington Reynolds, a portrait painter.

In 1916, having been rejected for military se (showing 500 of 4746 characters).



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