(1911 - 1977)
Richard Peter Hoffman was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Richard Hoffman is known for precisionist landscape and still life painting, photography.
Biography Richard Hoffman
Richard Peter Hoffman was a precisionist painter, photographer and designer. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1911, Hoffman was born into an eighth generation Pennsylvania German family. He was the only child of successful local merchants, his father owning a grocery store and his mother a millinery shop. Hoffman studied at Mercersburg Academy, the New York School of Fine and Applied Art and the Parsons School of Design.
Hoffman began his career painting traditional impressionist landscapes in watercolor, similar to those of the group surrounding Walter Baum at the Baum School. Inspired by the work of the modernist and precisionist painters, his style began to change dramatically. Never abandoning his
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