from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hofmann, Hans 1880-1966. German-born American artist who opened two art schools in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, (1932-1958) that were important in the development of abstract expressionism.
  • Hofmann, Josef Casimir 1876-1957. Polish-born American pianist and composer who helped found the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (1924).


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  • It would seem from this interview that Hofmann is translating more Irmgard Keun which can only be a good thing, possibly a great thing.

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  • The two actors Sylwia von Wildburg and Egon Hofmann from the RTL series ‘Behind Bars the Women ` s Prison’ also ‘belong’ to the winnings.

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  • In his afterword Hofmann shares details of Roth's sad demise.

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  • The mother says that Balbuena called Hofmann from the U.S. Naval Base in El Centro, Calif., on April 9, 2009, to say he was on leave and was coming to see her.

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  • (Jünger, by the way, fought during World War I, and died only in 1998 — he saw some action during the Second World War as well, and a little later, in hanging out with Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD.)

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  • "Dividend stocks should do well when yields rise, but also do well in a low-for-longer environment," says Hannes Hofmann, head of U.S. equities at JP Morgan Private Bank.

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  • The show begins with a group of razzle-dazzle, take-no-prisoners Hoylands — including the Luries 'first acquisition of his work, the muscular "Devilaya 28.12.77" (1977) — that remind us how much he learned from Hans Hofmann about creating space with astringent color and prepare us for the intense energy of the rest of the exhibition.

    Channeling American Abstraction

  • Elsewhere in the sale, the Art Institute of Chicago sold "Otium cum Dignitate," a colorful abstract by Hans Hofmann , to a telephone bidder for $782,500.

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  • While the townhouse contains an impressive collection—the first floor boasts several Old Masters, and a painting by German-born Abstract-Expressionist Hans Hofmann hangs in the dining room, according to a person familiar with the matter—the Copley Square piece remains one of Mr. Bloomberg's most beloved possessions.

    Not a Masterpiece, Still Priceless

  • His more than 15 novels and novellas, his handful of stories and two selections of his journalism are available in English, most of them translated by Michael Hofmann.

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