Très grave, mon ami - très grave
GASTON HOFFMANN (France, 1883-1960) three etchings, depicting lawyers. Each pencil signed. Images measure 9" x 14". In matching wood frames; 13.75" x 18.75" overall.
Estimate: $150 - $200
1883 : Gaston Hoffmann born in 1883 in Paris.
1902 : Gaston Hoffmann: Artist painter, decorator, cartoonist, illustrator and cartoonist of Lorraine origin, lives in Metz and studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, student of L. Bonnat, J. Lefebvre, L. O. Merson and J. Larcher.
1905 : Gaston Hoffmann regularly exhibits at the Salon des artistesfrançais from 1905, as well as at the Salon des comoristes.
1909 : Member of the French Artists in 1909.
1918 : Gaston Hoffmann collaborates with Charles Schneider, his friend, met at the fine arts school, whose glass factory in Epinay-sur-Seine took off with the École de Nancy and was a great success in the years 1925.
1922-23 : Gaston Hoffmann works for the Manufacture de Sèvre.
1925 : Gaston Hoffmann decorates the Kerhulu restaurant in Quebec City with murals. Works now held at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Québec.
Professor of Fine Arts, Professor of Drawing of the City of Paris. He taught drawing and decorative composition at the École des Beaux Arts de Québec from 1924 to 1926. It maintains links with the Quebec artistic community.
1935-36 : Gaston Hoffmann wrote educational books: "La tête humaine" 1935 and "Tout le dessin en 40 leçons" 1936, intended for primary school teachers.
1946 : Gaston Hoffmann decorates the City Council Chamber of Noyon City Hall, representing the highlights of the city's history.
1940, 45, 46, 49 : Gaston Hoffmann illustrates works such as Boulou and M'Boté, by René Trautmann (1945), Ardance ou la vallée d'automne, by Jean de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1946), Le droit pratique de L. Le Baut (1949) and La sculpture en papier par découpage et pliage, selon les règles techniques de la planisculpture. Hoffmann/Bourrelier (1940)
1977 : Gaston Hoffmann died in 1977 in Metz at the age of 95.