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The paintings of Douglas Hofmann have been critically acclaimed for their glowing surfaces, sumptuous details and softly lighted forms.
Hofmann expertly combines his own methods of painting with the techniques of the old masters, which he learned from Joseph Sheppard at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his bachelor of fine arts degree.
The beautiful aura of light and atmosphere found in great Baroque paintings pervades the works of Hofmann. He gives meticulous attention to detail, and creates harmonious compositions with superbly balanced colours and shapes.
Hofmann was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945. He has received numerous awards for his works, including first prize at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, 1970; 'Best paintings in the Traditional Manner', at the Baltimore Museum, 1971; 'Best in Show' at the Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, Md., 1972; 'Best in Show' at the Centre Club in Baltimore, 1973 and 1978. In 1988 he was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his painting 'The Secret' by the Salmagundi Club at its Eleventh Annual Non-Members Juried Exhibition.
Hofmann's works have been exhibited in numerous group and one-man shows at prestigious galleries and museums, in every major city in the USA and Japan.
Hand produced lithographs have introduced Douglas' work to a range of collectors. Beautifully produced they are the epitome of fine art publishing, utilising traditional methods to create prints of the highest standard. The rarity of Douglas' original paintings has meant that the only access to his work has been through such lithographs.