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Creator Name: Hofer, Karl
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1878 - 1955
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Karl Hofer
Title: The Letter
Title Type: Primary
Title: Der Brief
Title Type: Foreign
Title: Girl with Letter
Title Type: Former
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1934
Creation End Date: 1934
Creation Date: 1934
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 90.7cm x 70cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: CH34 [monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 194.1939
Credit Line: Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection
Provenance: (Karl Nierendorf, Berlin and New York).
Context: Born in Karlsruhe, Hofer settled in Berlin in 1913. His art was one of disillusionment and pessimism, telling his dark vision of modern life through a small range of obsessively recurrent images. In 1933 he was condemned by the Nazis as a 'degenerate artist' and dismissed from his teaching post. In 1943 his studio and most of his work were destroyed by bombing.
AMICA ID: CMA_.194.1939
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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