Malvina Hoffman


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Noun1.Malvina Hoffman - United States sculptor (1887-1966)Malvina Hoffman - United States sculptor (1887-1966)  
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American sculptor Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966) was born with natural ability and into a culturally elite family that encouraged her innate talent.
Malvina Hoffman first laid eyes on the famed Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), during a performance in London.
Linda Kim in "A Woman Sculptor among the Primitive Races,"' for instance, explains how early-twentieth-century woman sculptor Malvina Hoffman with her series Races of Mankind reproduced discourses on race, gender, science, and the exotic that were prevalent during the artist's time.
Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman
(3) In 1939 Malvina Hoffman visited the studio: 'The daylight faded in the white studio, and I became conscious of the deepening shadows.
(4) Malvina Hoffman, Sculpture Inside and Out, New York, First Edition, 1939, Chapter III; "The Timelessness of Art', pp.
Executed by a single sculptor, Malvina Hoffman (1885-1966), the sculptures were a huge success, boasting half a million visitors in the exhibit's first month of opening and as many as twenty-one thousand visitors a day in its first year.
(1.) The date of the opening is provided by Hoffman, who writes that, "although there were about twenty racial types still left to be modeled, the general aspect of the hall was sufficiently complete to make it possible to open it to the public on June 6,1933." See Malvina Hoffman, Heads and Tales (New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1936), 10.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our June artists: Paul Gauguin, John Constable, Christo, Red Grooms and Malvina Hoffman.
Born in New York City, Malvina Hoffman showed an early interest in art: first in painting, and then sculpture.
Looking ahead, there will be work by Niki de Saint Phalle, Malvina Hoffman, Emily Carr and others.