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Finding Aid to the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum Collection of Hans Hofmann Papers, 1929-1976
BANC MSS 80/27 c  
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Description
The University Art Museum collection of Hans Hofmann papers contain materials relating to his career as a painter and art teacher, the bulk being exhibit catalogs and announcements, but also includes writings, lectures, speeches, notes, correspondence, clippings, papers relating to art classes taught by Hofmann, to the collection of Hofmann paintings donated to the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and photographs both by and about Hofmann and his artwork.
Background
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), an early 20th century artist, an Abstract Expressionist, from Bavaria, started teaching art classes during summer session at the University of California, Berkley, in 1930. In 1963 he donated forty-five paintings and $250,000 to the University of California on the condition that an art museum be built on campus. Today the Berkeley Art Museum's (or the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum) collection of work by Hofmann is the largest in any museum internationally.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton and 3 oversize folders Linear feet: 1.8
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.