William Alfred Hofstetter
(1883 - 1970)
William Alfred Hofstetter was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York. William Hofstetter is known for landscape, figure-genre, religious easel and mural painting.
Biography William Alfred Hofstetter
William A. Hofstetter (1883-1970)"Master of Sunlight and Shadow."
"The artist takes the liberty to pry into the wonderful secrets which nature possesses and bring them forth in his own manner, so that the general public may enjoy its beauties." W.A. Hofstetter, Christian Science Monitor (1927).
William Alfred Hofstetter was born 15 July 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a family of seven children. Even as a boy Hofstetter was always drawing. His dedication and obvious talent led him eventually to Drexel Institute where he studied from 1899-1902. It is likely that in 1899 he was a member of Howard Pyle's (1853-1911) final class in illustration there in 1899. Pyle's contributions to American art have gained almost mythical
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