News of Alumni: David Hofmann '56

David Hofmann '56 lives in Santa Fe, where he owns an art studio.

After many years of painting watercolors and acrylics on the East Coast it was time for change,” he says. “Earlier in my life, I had been introduced to the Southwest by the artist Peter Hurd. He invited me to spend time painting at his ranch in San Patricio New Mexico. Here I developed a love for the high desert. Years later I decided to return to New Mexico to paint.”

His work has recently been accepted in several exhibits, including the New Mexico Arts in Public Places Program and the Andy Warhol Foundation Sponsored Exhibition. “My time in Santa Fe has opened me up to more abstract painting,” he says. “Transitioning from the structured environment of the east has had a freeing effect on my artistic expression. My work, no matter the subject, evolves as I immerse myself in each piece. This is a vehicle of personal artistic growth.” To see a list of his most recent work, please click here.

Hofmann graduated from the US Naval Academy with a B.S. in Engineering and served in the Marine Corps. Later, he worked as President and CEO of several public and privately-owned companies. In 2006, he earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Santa Fe.
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