(1888 - 1958)
Frank B. Hoffman was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois. Frank Hoffman is known for western painting, sculpture, illustration.
Self Portrait on Horseback
Biography Frank Hoffman
Growing up in New Orleans where his father raced horses, Frank Hoffman
developed a great love for these animals, which was reflected in his
paintings. He worked as an illustrator for the "Chicago American"
newspaper, which gave him an opportunity to draw many subjects from
opera to prize fights, and eventually he became head of the department.
During that time, he took formal art training from J. Wellington
Reynolds, a portrait painter.
In 1916, having been rejected for
military service because of poor eyesight, he went West and lived with
cowboys and Indian tribes and served as public relations director for
Glacier National Park. Eventually he settled on a ranch near Taos, New
Mexico, and became part of that art colony and
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