Malvina Cornell Hoffman
(1885/87 - 1966)
Malvina Cornell Hoffman was active/lived in New York / Europe. Malvina Hoffman is known for portrait and figure sculpture, ballet dancers.
Biography Malvina Cornell Hoffman
Born in New York City, Malvina Hoffman was a portrait sculptor of pieces that expressed the fluid movement of dancers and lofty human values. She became especially noted for her hall-of-fame portraits including Paderewski, Pavlova, Wendell Wilkie and Katharine Cornell.
Many of her pieces she carved in stone, and some of them were enormous in scale including war monuments. Her masterpiece is considered to be The Races of Man, done in 1933, commissioned by the Marshall Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. It had one-hundred five separate pieces, cast in bronze, depicting people from diverse cultures.
She grew up in an art-oriented environment in Manhattan where her father was a pianist and music
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