Large oil on canvas Le bal des amoureux , by Gaston HOFFMANN
Born January 12, 1883 in Paris Died in Metz in 1977
Genre painter Associate of French artists
Originally from Lorraine by his mother, he lives in Metz and studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1902, where he will be a pupil of Leon Bonnat and Luc-Olivier Merson at Julian Academy of Jules Lefebvre ( for engraving) and T. Robert-Fleury, at the Beaux-Arts in Nancy, he will be a pupil of Jules Larcher.
Gaston Hoffmann regularly exhibits at the Salon des artistes français as early as 1905, as well as at the Salon des comicistes.
In 1918, G. Hoffmann collaborated with Charles Schneider, his friend, met at the Beaux-Arts, whose glassware Épinay-sur-Seine took off with the School of Nancy and was a great success in the 1925s.
In 1922-1923, G. Hoffmann worked for the Manufacture de Sèvre. The same year, he directed the poster for the movie Vidocq.
In 1925, the artist decorated murals at Kerhulu restaurant in Quebec City: La Faim et la Soif. These works are now preserved in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, thanks to a donation of Jean Piché in 1983.
He will be professor of drawing of the City of Paris.
He teaches drawing and decorative composition at the École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec from 1924 to 1926.
In 1946, the painter decorates the hall of City Council of Noyon City Hall representing the great times of the history of the city.
QUEBEC: National Museums of Fine Arts
Paris, 2018, Galerie Emeric Hahn, first monographic exhibition.
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