Small town blight meets Fauvist energy in this work, inspired by an old photo. In addition to the bold colors, I tilted the normal perspective upward, and elongated the building in the center to add drama. The expressive paint handling provides just enough detail to suggest a place that is at once specific and universal. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the work comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

On the Corner

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 0 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.