Torvald Arnst Hoyer

Torvald Arnst Hoyer
Also Known as
Thorvald Arnst Hoyer
Thorvald Arnt Hoyer
Ernest T. H. Hoyer
T. A. Hoyer
Thorvald Arenst Hoyer
Copenhagen, Denmark
Chicago, Illinois
born Copenhagen, Denmark 1872-died Chicago, IL 1949
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Torvald Hoyer apprenticed to a Danish artist at the age of thirteen, cleaning brushes, running errands, and occasionally posing for portraits. He was a successful gymnast in school, and decided to join a tumbling team” so that he could travel around the world. Hoyer was the understander” (the man who supports a human pyramid) in a vaudeville act for more than twenty years, performing in many countries. He spent all of his free time sketching in museums, and once claimed to have seen every famous painting in the world. While on a trip to Switzerland, he married a Danish toe dancer” and then settled in Chicago. Hoyer painted images inspired by the places he had seen and applied each color in painstaking layers of tiny dots. (“Masters of Popular Painting,” in collaboration with the Grenoble Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, n.d., and Neoterics’ Acrobat,” Time, February 31936)

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