Born: New York, New York 1885
Died: New York, New York 1966
limestone 25 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 13 in. (65.4 x 43.5 x 33.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Charles Lamson Hoffman Family
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B
Luce Center Label
Malvina Hoffman was praised for her ability to capture the character of the sitter, a skill she learned while working with Rodin. In this self-portrait, Hoffman modeled herself in her own characteristic pose, as a sculptor. She looks to the side, as if she is observing a sitter.
Object - art tool
Occupation - art - painter
Occupation - art - sculptor
Portrait female - Hoffman, Malvina - bust
Portrait female - Hoffman, Malvina - self-portrait
stone - limestone
About Malvina Hoffman
Born: New York, New York 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966
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