Carl Hofer

Biography



1878
Was born October 11, 1878 in Karlsruhe

1889
Placement in an orphanage due to his parent’s early death

1892
Apprenticeship as a merchant

1896
Scholarship for the Karlsruhe Academy of Arts

1897-1900
Various stays abroad, including Switzerland and France

1903
Marriage with Mathilde Scheinberger and relocation to Rome

1907-1908
Long sea voyages and move to Paris

1910-1913
Several journeys to India as well as relocation to Berlin

1923
Member of the Prussian Academy of Arts

1929
Admission to the senate of the Prussian Academy of Arts

1933
Was deprived of his teaching position

1937
Was defamed as “degenerate”

1943
Destruction of his studio by bombs as a result of which 150 paintings were destroyed.
Placement in a sanatorium

1946-1946
Principal of the “Hochschule für bildende Künste” in Berlin as well as co-publisher of the magazine “Bildende Kunst”

1948
Honorary doctorate at the Berlin Humboldt University

1950
President of the Association of German Artists (“Deutscher Künstlerbund”)

1953
Art Award of the City of Berlin

1955
Died April 3, 1955 in Berlin