Oil on cardboard, signed lower left "Wlastimil Hofman 1926".
Framed: 45x61 cm (38x46 cm)
Wlastimil Hofman (Prague 1881 - 1970 Szklarska Poręba) was a Polish painter, one of the more popular painters of the interwar and postwar years.In 1889 Vlastimil's family moved from Prague to Kraków. In 1896, he became a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, where he studied in the studio of Jacek Malczewski. In 1899 he went to study painting at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1902 he had his first showings in an exhibition by the "Sztuka" society. Further exhibitions followed in Munich, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Warsaw. In 1907 he was the first Polish painter to be made a member of the Gallery of the Vienna Secession.