Julius Hatofsky was born in Ellenville, New York on April 1, 1922. Hatofsky first studied as a teenager in the art classes given by the Federal Art Project. After serving in WWII, he continued in New York at the Art Students League and Hans Hofmann School and in Paris at Académie de la Grand Chaumiere. He painted in New York until moving to San Francisco in 1961 to teach at the Art Institute where he remained for 33 years. During the 1960s he worked in a Bay Area Abstrct Expressionist mode; however, by the 1970s his paintings moved toward Figurative Expressionism. He died in Vallejo, CA on January 1, 2006.
Works held: Whitney Museum; High Museum; Kalamazoo Valley Museum; Telfair
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