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Two Small Paintings By V. Hoffman 8"x 10" and 10"x 14"/Circa 1956-1969

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    Posted 5 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Here's the other two paintings I picked up from Volunteer's of America yesterday. Rather small but very interesting. The little 8"x10" landscape looks like a storm is brewing. Wind bent trees and ominous skies. Straight out of the "Wizard of Oz". It appears to be painted on a loose piece of canvas backed with heavy card stock. Next, the dark brooding seascape is a bit larger but only 10"x 14". The lighting is very well done in this one. A single crag stands out against the horizon. It's in a nice old frame which suits it perfectly. Makes it seem a lot older than it is being painted in 1969 on a contemporary Craft-Tint panel. As for the artist, with only the initial "V" to go on. I have come across two candidates that fit this time frame on askart's site. A Viola Hoffman (20th Century) and then a Verona Hoffman (1889-1980) who actually lived in California, Ohio. Nothing more is available about either one of these ladies. Not even examples of their work to use as comparison. They lived they painted and that's it. Looks like there's a lot more research ahead. -Mike-

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    1. AmatoorPikr, 5 years ago
      Nice find!
    2. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Beautiful paintings
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Thomas....I don't have a flash on my phones camera. It's too harsh anyway. I try to use indirect sunlight and incandescent interior light for paintings. They are much warmer and the colors look natural. In the Summer I can go outside in the shade which works well.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the "love " and compliment AmatoorPikr. :)
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Martika for the "love"and compliment. :)
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sean and Rose as well for the "loves" :)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Love these! It might have been her farm - hopefully you will find out.
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Val...I'm sure gonna give it a try. I'm leaning toward fellow Ohioian Verona Hoffman as a logical choice. You know this seascape reminded me of the one you posted when I saw it at the store. :)
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks, I agree that this has same feeling of my seascape. Seems like many artists took classes during the 1930's-50's. Example below of art found in a trailer in Missouri a few years ago by Virginia Terpening.

      https://source.wustl.edu/2014/01/virginia-terpening-rediscovered/
    10. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Great frame on # 2 pic very nice.
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I love the frame on #1 more better...:)
    12. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      I'd like to add Vlastimil Hofman (1881-1970) to a list of V.Hoffman painters :)
      His paintings are different and i know yours are not by him but maybe you'd like to know.
    13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Ivonne :)
    14. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Love those. :)
    15. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Both are spectacular, but I love the first one more, it looks like a dream or some familiar place from a very distant past. Love reading your posts, too, Mike, they are very informative. Thank you for taking time to write them :-)
    16. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much AnnaB :)
    17. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the "love" and compliment OGF. :)
    18. Midnight1208, 5 years ago
      Beautiful pictures
    19. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thank you Midnight for the "love" and compliment. :)
    20. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      I have no clue about the artists for you but...check out this site on the picture frames. I love this site as it has loads of great info and references on the frames...

      http://www.antiqueframes8x10.com/

      I'm pretty sure this will come in handy for you . I saw in another post you said you were picking up pic frames.
    21. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Awesome..thank you Share. It will come in handy. I'm still looking for a frame for the peony painting I posted. Nothing suitable so far.
    22. Jean123, 5 years ago
      I really like the stormy landscape painting. I found two V. Hoffman paintings that sold on live auctioneers, one of which looks like it might be by the same artist. https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/20204486_oil-on-canvas-floral-arrangement-painitng. The other, not so much: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2833485_monotype-landscape-palms .
      Nice finds.
    23. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Jean 123 for the links....The storm one is my favorite too...although the seascape is quite nice as well :)
    24. Jean123, 5 years ago
      you are welcome and yes, the seascape is very nice as well.

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