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Frank Hoffman

 (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   ...  Displaying 750 of 4718 characters.

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