Large oil on canvas, laminated on pannel , Nude back
Discreet and discreet in the shades of gri, with a light shower and a very finely detailed wallpaper in the background.
Born January 12, 1883 in Paris Death in Metz in 1977
Member of the French artists since 1909.
Originally from Lorraine by his mother, he lived in Metz and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 1902, where he was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and Luc-Olivier Merson at the Académie Julian de Jules Lefebvre (for engraving) and T. Robert-Fleury, at the Beaux-Arts de Nancy, he was a pupil of Jules Larcher.
Gaston Hoffmann exhibited regularly at the Salon des artistes français from 1905, as well as at the Salon des humoristes.
In 1918, G. Hoffmann collaborated with Charles Schneider, his friend, whom he met at the Beaux-Arts, whose glassworks in Épinay-sur-Seine took off with the École de Nancy and enjoyed 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 film Vidocq.
In 1925, the artist decorates the Kerhulu restaurant in Quebec City with murals: La Faim et la Soif (Hunger and Thirst). These works are now kept at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, thanks to a gift from Jean Piché in 1983.
He will be professor of drawing for the City of Paris.
He taught drawing and decorative composition at the École des Beaux-arts de Québec from 1924 to 1926.
In 1946, the painter decorates the council hall of the city hall of Noyon representing the great hours of the city's history.
QUEBEC : National Museums of Fine Arts
Paris, 2018, Galerie Emeric Hahn, first monographic exhibition.
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