Oskar Hoffmann

1851-1912 Estonia/Plein-air/Genre

 

Brief Biography-Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann was of a German family living and working in Tartu, Estonia. He began his career in lithography before moving to Düsseldorf to continue his art studies in the Academy of Art, there he studied under fellow Estonians Eduard von Gebhardt, Eugen Dücker and Gregor von Bochmann. He worked with Fernand Cormon in Paris for a brief period before returning to Düsseldorf where he set up studio, however, he left suddenly for St. Petersburg in 1883 due to financial difficulties. He lived in St Petersburg for the remainder of his life visiting Estonia on a regular basis. He undertook many of his works from photographs he took of landscapes on the north coast of Estonia. He led a successful career during his life in St. Petersburg.

 

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road to reval

road to reval


a pond

a pond


dusk on a beach

dusk on a beach


a farmer

a farmer


estonian farmer

estonian farmer


farmer with a hat

farmer with a hat


farmer with fur hat

farmer with fur hat


farmer with tobacco

farmer with tobacco


farmers are chatting

farmers are chatting


farmers in a saloon

farmers in a saloon

landscape with
lightning

landscape with lightning


market in dorpat

market in dorpat


peasant in green

peasant in green

pocket harness and
shoes on the chair

pocket harness and shoes on the chair


sleigh ride

sleigh ride


the road

the road