The tug dominates this composition, creating a large curved element in an environment otherwise made up of many verticals and the horizon line. The color palette is bold and uncompromising, and detail is minimized in favor of exuberant paint handling. The underpainting is Venetian red, which shows through in places and gives the work its warm overall cast. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Cityscape with Tug

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 8 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.