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About the Work
Douglas Hofmann continues to impress with his ability to recreate the reflection of light off of any surface, leaving one to question if they are looking at a painting or a photograph. Hofmann never shies away from the challenge of satin or hair but rather uses his remarkable talent to dominate the difficulty of such textures.
“Alana” is a 40 x 29.5 – inch hand-signed archival pigment print on canvas is from a limited edition of 325 printed in 2013.
About the Artist
Douglas Hofmann was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945 and began his training in art after high school at the Maryland Institute of Art. During his first year there he discovered Joseph Sheppard who would be significant mentor and influence throughout his career. He began studying with Sheppard, taking on anatomy, drawing and painting from the model, all of which were new to Hofmann. There he also discovered the Maroger method, which enables the artist to use thin layers of paint and techniques similar to those of the Old Masters. Through his burgeoning interest in the Old Masters, Hofmann began to develop his individual taste. Emulating Vermeer, he painted situations from his home and studio using his wife and children as his models. Hofmann later expanded his subject matter to include his memorable nudes and his much-loved ballet works. Though his subjects have changed over the years, women have always dominated his panels and prints.