(1872 - 1949)
Thorvald Arnst Hoyer was active/lived in Illinois / Denmark. Thorvald Hoyer is known for naive visionary landscape and genre.
Biography Thorvald Hoyer
Described as a "modern primitive" with a Pointilliest style, Thorvald
Hoyer did painting as a hobby while making money at menial jobs to
support his Hungarian wife, Regina Dicker, and his stepdaughter.
In fact, the only time he made money from his artwork was during the
1930s when he participated in the Federal Art Project, a division of
the WPA (Works Progress Administration).
His early work was exhibited in Chicago in 1944 in the galleries of
Marshall Field & Company. Although his paintings resembled
those of French painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Hoyer claimed that
his primary influence was George Inness (1824-1894). However, the
style and titles of Hoyer's paintings were distinctly American
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