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Ferdinand (Fred) Hocks

 (1886 - 1981)
Ferdinand (Fred) Hocks was active/lived in California / Germany.  Ferdinand Hocks is known for abstraction, printmaker.

Biography   Ferdinand (Fred) Hocks

Ferdinand Hocks was known as an oil painter and printmaker whose work became more abstract later in his career. He was an active member of the art community in California as an artist and a teacher for many years.

Hocks was born in Aachen, Germany in 1886, and came to the United States to join his brother in San Francisco, California in 1902. His brother was established in business, and Ferdinand attended the Mark Hopkins Art Institute where he was a pupil of Arthur Matthews. After the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, Hocks traveled to New York City to take classes at the Art Students League. He had moved back to California by 1919 where he lived in Los Angeles and furthered his studies at the Art Institute there.

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