"Based on a personal photo, this piece uses the full-on Fauvist color palette to add drama and visual impact," says Robert. Short, choppy brushstrokes add color complexity and provide some overall uniformity of the surface. Robert explains that "The mighty Susquehanna actually only appears in the background, and is much less important to the composition than the pond framed by trees in the foreground." The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Autumn on the Susquehanna

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 36" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 2 oz.



Robert Hofherr
Belcamp, Maryland

Getting to Know Robert

Robert Hofherr avoids depicting a landscape exactly as he sees it or as the viewer might expect. Instead, he enjoys reimagining landscapes and painting his pieces indoors at a fairly rapid pace. The works of French Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain initially got him interested in painting, and also influenced his decision to not use grey in his works. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, walking his dogs and taking road trips to out-of-way places in the mid-Atlantic region. He currently lives in Maryland.