Hans Hofmann’s wide-ranging art at UC Berkeley Art Museum
Charles Desmarais | San Francisco Chronicle | 1st March 2019
Hofmann taught a who’s who of 20th century American artists. That distinction overshadows his reputation as an artist, despite his leading role in New York abstract expressionism. Perhaps teaching provided the gestation period for his late career achievement, ‘colour plane abstractions’. They are “the pinnacle of American academic abstraction … a world of floating forms”.