Earl Francis Hofmann
1928 - 1992
Earl Francis Hofmann was a creative artist. Earl Francis Hofmann was born in 1928 and died in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Miklós Erdély, Jacques Di Sarro, Willliam Klein, Jacques Brachet, and Norio Azuma.
Further Biographical Context for Earl Francis Hofmann
Born in 1928, Earl Francis Hofmann was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret strategy to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.