A Fauvist exploration of color, this composition is anchored by the large red section of barn in the upper left. The surface texture gives the red a rough quality almost reminiscent of an actual barn. Framed in the center is a yellow tree, which creates an orange reflection in the small creek that runs alongside the barn itself. Detail is minimal, and the paint handling expressive.

- Robert Hofherr

Red Barn

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges

Signed on front

24" h x 24" 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.