Otto Hofmann (artist)

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Otto Hofmann (28 April 1907 in Essen – 23 July 1996 in Pompeiana) was a German painter.

He was student of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky while sudying at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1930. With the arrival of Nazism Hofmann was marginated and his work banned as degenerate. During World War II from 1940 to 1946 he was a prisoner in U.S.S.R.. At the end of the war he went back Thuringia in Germany, which at that time was part of the former East Germany. In 1950, after leaving all his possessions, he repaired to Berlin. Since then he worked between Berlin, Paris and Switzerland. In the mid-1970s he moved to Pompeiana, a small village not too far from Sanremo, Italy where he would remain until his death. Otto Hofmann's works vary from oil-painting, watercolor, drawing, graphics (xylography e lithography) to objects of porcelain and ceramic.

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