Mark Borghi Fine Art

Hans Hofmann

Seated Woman


Seated Woman

1944 (SOLD)


Oil on panel

61 x 46 3/4 inches


Signed and dated at lower right: “hans hofmann 44” HH-Est#M-1059

HH cat. no. 611-1944


Estate of Hans Hofmann


67 Gallery, New York, NY, Hans Hofmann: Abstract Paintings, 2 – 21 April 1945.

67 Gallery, New York, NY, A Problem for Critics, 14 May – 7 July 1945, curated by Howard Putzel.

Kootz Gallery, New York, NY, Women, 8 – 27 September 1947. Exhibition catalogue: Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers. Preface by Samuel M. Kootz; texts by Lewis Galantière, Paul Goodman, Clement Greenberg, Weldon Kees, Benjamin Péret, Harold Rosenberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Barry Ulanov, Tennessee Williams, William Carlos Williams, Victor Wolfson; accompanying text to

Hofmann’s work by Tennessee Williams, “An Appreciation.” New York: Samuel M. Kootz Editions, 1948, ill. n.p.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher, retrospective in conjunction with publication of Hofmann’s Search for the Real and Other Essays, 2 January – 9 February 1948.Exhibition catalogue: Hofmann, Hans. Search for the Real, and Other Essays. Edited by Sarah T. Weeks and Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948, ill. pp. 33, 85 (installation view), p. 91 (color), comm. p. 32, as Seated Woman. Reprinted by Cambridge: MIT Press, 1967,

ill. pp. 27, 79 (installation view), p. 83 (color), comm. p. 26 as Seated Woman.

Galerie Maeght, Paris, France, Hans Hofmann, Peintures, 7 January – 9 February 1949. Exhibition brochure: Derrière le Miroir (Galerie Maeght, Paris), no. 16: special issue on Hans Hofmann (January 1949): n.p., cat. no. 6.

Provincetown Art Association, MA, First 1951 Exhibition, 1 – 29 July, cat. no. 27, as Seated Woman.

Fränkische Galerie am Marientor, Nuremberg, Germany, Hans Hofmann, March 1962. Traveled to Kunstverein, Cologne; Kongresshalle, Berlin; and Städtische Galerie, Munich. Illustrated p. 5, cat. no. 13, as “Sitzende Frau.” Exhibition catalogue: Grote, Ludwig. Hans Hofmann, Ausstellung 1962. Contributions by Frederick S. Wight, Clement Greenberg, and Tennessee Williams. Nuremberg, Germany: Fränkische Galerie am Marientor, 1962, ill. p. 5, cat. no. 13, as Sitzende Frau.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofîa, Madrid, Spain, The Surrealists in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School, 21 December 1999 – 27 February 2000. Traveled to Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France. Exhibition catalogue: Surrealistas en el exilio y los inicios de la Escuela de Nueva York. Madrid: Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, 1999, color ill. p. 249, as Seated Woman VI (Mujer Sentada VI).

Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany, Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus, 9 March – 16 June 2013. color ill., p. 63.

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY, Hans Hofmann, 5 December 2013 – 25 January 2014. Exhibition catalogue: Hans Hofmann. Essay by Cynthia Goodman. New York, NY: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2013, color ill. p. 45.


Buhlmann, Britta E., editor. Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus, catalogue for the exhibition, with essays by William C. Agee, Annette Reich, and Karen Wilkin, Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013, illustrated in color, p. 63, as Seated Women IV.

Bultman, Fritz. “The Achievement of Hans Hofmann” [MoMA solo exh. rev.]. ARTnews 62, no. 5 (September 1963): pp. 43-45, 54-55; ill. p. 44, as Seated Woman.

Claus, Jürgen. “La pintura como alegria la obra de la vida de Hans Hofmann” [Fränkische Galeria am Marientor solo exh. rev.]. Goya, no. 54 (1963): pp. 403-04; ill. p. 403, as Mujer Sentada.

Dickey, Tina and Inka Essenhigh. Hans Hofmann: Search for the Real, catalogue for the exhibition, New York: Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, 2005, illustrated in color, p. 13.

Ellsworth, Paul. Hans Hofmann: Reply to Questionnaire and Comments on a Recent Exhibition. Art & Architecture vol. 6, no. 11 (November 1949), illustrated in black and white, pp. 22-28, 45-47.

Goodman, Cynthia. Hans Hofmann. Modern Masters Series 10. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986, comm. pp. 48, 56, as Seated Woman.

Goodman, Cynthia. “Hans Hofmann: The Breakthrough Years.” Provincetown Arts (July 1986): pp. 6 -7, 23; comm. p. 23, as Seated Woman.

Greenberg, Clement. “Hans Hofmann: Grand Old Rebel” [Kootz solo exh. rev.; work not in exhibition]. ARTnews 57, no. 9 (January 1959): pp. 26-29, 64; ill. p. 28, fig. no. 5, comm. p. 29, as Seated Woman.

Hofmann, Hans. “Plastic Creation.” The League 22, no. 3 (Winter 1950): pp. 3-6; ill. p. 6. as Seated Woman.

Hunter, Sam. Hans Hofmann, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1963, illustrated in black and white, plate 10.

Perl, Jed. Hans Hofmann, The Unabashed Unconscious: Reflections on Hofmann and Surrealism, catalogue for the exhibition, New York: Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, 2006, pp. 14-15, illustrated in color, p.15.

Rose, Barbara. Miró in America, Houston, TX: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1982, catalogue for the exhibition, illustrated in black and white, figure 18, p. 23.

Rosenberg, Harold. “Hans Hofmann.” Vogue 145, no. 9 (May 1965): pp.

192-95, 236: comm. p. 236, as Seated Woman.

Ruiz-Reese, Lawrence L. “Hofmann, Cubism, and Science.” PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley, 1997, ill. fig. no. 63, comm. p. 112, as Seated Woman.

Seitz, William C. Abstract Expressionist Painting in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1983, ill. fig. no. 116, comm. pp. 68-69, 147, as Seated Woman.

Weeks, Sara T. and Bartlett Hayes, editors. Search for the Real, Hans Hofmann, with essays by Hans Hofmann, Andover Mass: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948. 1967 Edition, Cambridge, Mass., and London: The M.I.T. Press, 1967, illustrated in black and white, pp.27 and 79.

Wight, Frederick S. Hans Hofmann [solo exh. cat.; work not in exhibition]. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957, comm. pp. 42-43, as Seated Woman.

Wilkin, Karen. “Becoming Hans Hofmann.” Art & Antiques. May 2013 Art & Antiques World Wide Media, LLC: p. 73.

Wolf, Ben. “Cape Cod Art Season in Full Swing” [Provincetown Art Association group exh. rev.]. Art Digest 25, no. 19 (1 August 1951): pp. 16, 30; comm. p. 16, as Seated Woman.

Yohe, James, Editor. Hans Hofmann, essays by Tina Dickey, Sam Hunter and Frank Stella, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2002 and 2006. Illustrated in color, p.101 (2002), p.107 (2006).