This piece is an example of a landscape well on its way to complete abstraction. Instead of realistic detail, the piece is composed of shapes of mostly bold color, some flat and some with brush texture or parts of the green underpainting remaining visible. Despite its modest size, this is a statement piece about the possibility of color. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the work arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Study, Churchyard

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" 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.