Malvina Cornell Hoffman
(1887 - 1966)
Malvina Cornell Hoffman was active/lived in New York / Europe. Malvina Hoffman is known for ethnic portraits and figure sculpture, ballet dancers.
Biography Malvina Cornell Hoffman
The following review by Jennifer Schuessler was published in The New York Times "Art & Design" section, January 20, 2016.
‘Races of Mankind’ Sculptures, Long Exiled, Return to Display at Chicago’s Field Museum
CHICAGO — For decades, the bronzes created by the artist Malvina Hoffman for the Field Museum’s “Races of Mankind” exhibit have had a ghostly afterlife at the institution. Hailed at their unveiling in 1933 as “the finest racial portraiture the world has yet seen” and viewed by millions of visitors, the sculptures were banished to storage in 1969, embarrassing relics of discredited ideas about human difference.
Some were later scattered through the museum, like the Australian aboriginal man who stood guard f
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