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 William Hoffman  (1924 - 1995)

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Lived/Active: Montana/California      Known for: western genre, seascape, landscape

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05/10/2014
Tim Brashear

Oil Painting by William Hoffman ~ Horse at Creek/Village
My wife and I were at a moving/estate sale held by the daughters of their father. The father was a big California traveler in the 80's and 90's after he retired, and the daughters thought he acquired this painting at or around that time. Although it is oil on canvas, the painting looks like almost too good. It is not a print, but the canvas and oil have a very small pebble feel. The frame and condition suggest 50's to 80's. Any thoughts. I saw a print of the same paint sold through Goodwill of all places, so the a repo in oil seems likely.


04/08/2014
Ashly

Hoffman Indian Chief oil on canvas
I recently purchased this Chief, oil on canvas painting by Hoffman and I am trying to find a little more information on it. I have researched it a lot and have seen multiple native scenes but I cannot find my particular one. I'm wondering if its an original and what the value would be. Thank you for taking the time to read even if you don't have any information.


11/29/2011
Scott Hoffman

Information about Hoffman Paintings
Hello,
A friend pointed me toward this page and I'm surprised and touched by all the comments here.
If you have any questions at all about Hoffman's work etc. Feel free to send me an email.
Scott Hoffman (eldest son of Bill).


11/13/2011
Lucy

Hoffman Seascape
Hi, I have a beautiful hoffman seascape that my mother in law commissioned William for when she lived in California, many years ago,at least 30 years if not more. I know that it has some value as she paid quite a bit for it back then, she loved collecting art and commissioned many local artyists from anywhere she travelled. I can not find anything with an insurance value and would love more info on the artist and the painting. My Mom in law is getting on in years and can't recall too much. She asked us to never part with it, and I plan on passing it down to my children. The painting looks like either No Cali or South. It is in a very ornate gold leaf frame (not my style but I do not want to make any changes to it). Anyhow, if anyone could give me some more history on it, I would appreciate it. I would love to give my girls some more info on it as well as making sure that I get the proper insurance value. Thank you!!


09/30/2011
Martin Bruechle

Hoffman
We had a cabin up from Hoffman. near Boulder Bay.
I used to play and hang out there with his sons in the late 60's.
I was in 3rd - 5th grade.

He had a big 2 story great view home on the point at the lake. I thought they were rich back then.

That is all I remember of my childhood. My dad still lives there at 81 years old.
Martin



05/31/2010
j bailes

Seascape
I own a William Hoffman seascape. It is signed and has the numbers r-30459 H20 it is 24X48. Is this artist well know? His signature has the H in Hoffman is the ll in William also. Can any one tell me is this signature write?


01/11/2010
Janis

snow pony
I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about this painting, it is 24x36 on canvis signed by william hoffman lower left hand corner. I found on here signed on right hand side but not left my mom bought this for me around 20 years ago i think. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.


01/03/2010
Terri Walcott

william hoffman paintings
I too am the proud owner of three William Hoffman paintings.I went to his home in Big Bear, commissioned him to paint a seascape and ended up buying three. He and his wife were so gracious and was sad to learn of his passing. YES CHERIE TYO I can take a picture of his signature and mail it to you.


01/02/2010
Doris Grounds

Cat Painting
I have a canvas painting by William Hoffman of a beautiful little kitten with a teardrop, 20 x 24 inches. I have had it for 30+ years. Can anyone tell me whether or not he did paintings such as this?


11/11/2009
Cherie Tyo

W Hoffman oil on canvas Landscape Painting
Can anyone provide a sample of William Hoffman's signature on his works of art?


05/07/2009
Megan

William Hoffman Seascape Painting
My mother-in-law had a signed William Hoffman painting. I would like to know more about his paintings. It is in a wooden frame and is quite large @ 5 feet, 3 inches wide x 3 feet, 3 inches tall. Any help is appreciated!


07/04/2008
Doug Smith

found paintings
i have two painting i bought them at a yard sale and was wondering anything about them they are western one with a barn and one with a old wagon they are very green in color?


06/29/2008
Vicky

oil paintings.
I have two Indian paintings I would like a little feed back on them. One of a brave and one of a chief


06/17/2008
simon

seascape by william hoffman
I have a william hoffman seascape similar to the ones on this site, but without the rocks in the foreground. It is interesting to learn some history from the artist and I am curious as to the value of this piece. Were there a certain number of seascapes done?
Thanks


11/08/2007
Jim Dowdall

William Hoffman "Sea Captain"
I have a painting of a sea captain signed William Hoffman which I bought I think in the eighties in England. In the signature two lines are used for both the ll and the H. The size is approximately 12" by 16". A copy perhaps?


10/10/2007
Walt

William Hoffman Pinto Pony in Winter
I have an original William Hoffman painting of a pinto pony going down to drink from a stream in a beautiful winter scene with an Indian village in the background. Does anyone have information about this painting?


05/16/2007
Jerry Hissong

Hoffman Clown Painting
I was a consultant for Ringling Bros. back in the 1980s. At my hotel was an art sale. I purchased a clown painting in a lovely frame by Mr. Hoffman for $25. The clown is playing a viola, and another clown is looking over his shoulder. I have no idea of the value, but I love the painting.


02/19/2007
Roxanne

William Hoffman Clown Painting
A neighbor of my mothers was throwing out a painting signed by William Hoffman. It is of three clowns -- just the heads -- and it resembles Emmitt the Clown or Red Skelton's clown paintings. Does anyone have any info on the artist or the paintings? Thanks!


10/06/2006
Betty

Hoffman Clown painting
I have a painting or either a print on canvas ..not sure . By william Hoffman......I would like to know something about it....It looks like Emmitt the clown.


09/23/2006
Lucy Bridle

william Hoffman seascapes
I just aquired a William Hoffman seascape from my dear mother in law. I can't seem to find much information on the internet about William Hoffman along with a complete collectino of his works. Any information anyone could privide including perhaps a good website would be appreciated.


09/05/2006
Dick Carroll

William Hoffman
I knew Bill at Big Bear Lake and have one of his Seascapes in Oil and three prints,one He had in his cabin Framed and He sold at a yard sale.He was a good one and his Mom told him to watch out for that Drunk.


05/31/2006
Patricia Stone

Oil - Violin Player
I also have an original oil of a violin player signed by Willian Hoffman. The signature appears to be the same as those on this web site, but it is hard to tell. Does anyone have any information on this painting? thank you, Patricia


04/03/2006
dawn

william hoffman
i just purchased a painting by william hoffman...it is of a paint indian pony drinking from a stream, snow covered, tepee in background. can anyone give me any info. on this print? i love it!
thanx soo very much,
dawn


02/13/2006
Ralph Thibodeau

Oil- Violin Player
I have an original oil of a violin player signed by William Hoffman. I am trying to verify the artists signature. Can anyone send me a sample of Hoffmans signature as affixed to his paintings?


09/23/2005
Tom Orcutt

William (Bill) Hoffman
I first met Bill around 1966 when he lived in Woodland Hills, Ca. and was working for ASCAP and painting in his spare time. I owned a camera/hi-fi business in Woodland Hills and, one day, he brought in one of his paintings which I bought on the spot!
We became friends and I acquired another 6 of his works, seascapes as well as mountain themes. Around the time he moved to Big Bear, I sold my business and retired to Montana where I met his brother who was the local county assessor at that time. We enjoyed talking about Bill when we happened to meet. Bill was born very close to my birthplace but, by chance, we met in California.
His paintings that we have are greatly admired by our friends and visitors. I was saddened to learn of his death a few years ago; we were the same age.


09/23/2005
Al Schlinger

William Hoffman
Bill was my neighbor in Big Bear Lake, CA. He was a full time residents there, I was a weekender.
All of the neighbors use to get together for barbecues on holidays weekends. Bill would always come and add to the festivities. He was a lot of fun. I have two of his paintings. His wife was an artist also.


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