Fortissimo Artist: Hans Hofmann (American, born Germany, 1880–1966)


Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design


Oil on canvas


152.4 × 132.1 cm (60 × 52 in.)
framed: 156.8 × 136.2 × 4.8 cm (61 3/4 × 53 5/8 × 1 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935

Accession Number



20th century


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Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, NY, 1/19/57

  • Diana Bush et al., The History and Legacy of Samuel M. Kootz and the Kootz Gallery, ed. Jennifer Farrell, exh. cat. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2017), 14, fig. 1.
  • Jennifer Farrell et al., Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 174, 176, fig. 3.
  • Sasha M. Newman, ed., Collecting with Richard Brown Baker, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1995), 26, ill.
  • Fortissimo!: Thirty years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of contemporary art, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1985), 55, 137, no. 65, ill.
  • Richard Brown Baker Collects!: A selection of contemporary art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 9, 33, no. 8, fig. 8.
  • Art of the 50's and 60's: Selections from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (Ridgefield, Conn.: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 1965), no. 43.

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