This study of a rural inn demonstrates the three primary Fauvist tenets — bold color, simplified drawing style, and expressive paint handling. The particular place is only a starting point, an excuse to put paint on canvas and to create compelling color relationships and visual drama. This work would function well in any space needing a jolt of good old-fashioned color. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

The Country Inn

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.