Inspired by an old black and white photo, this composition is actually reminiscent of some allegorical paintings, in which a group of figures is focused on one central person. The execution, however, is pure Fauvist, with bright colors applied thickly and with exuberant energy, and minimal detail. Of special interest is the green showing through in several places—this work is done on a green base coat, rather than my usual choice of raw umber. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it arrives ready to hang. 

- Robert Hofherr

Figures with Small Boat

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" 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.