Frank B. Hoffman

1888 – 1958

Frank B. Hoffman


Chicago, Illinois


Western painting, sculpture, illustration

Growing up in New Orleans where his father raced horses, Frank Hoffman developed a great love for these animals, which was reflected in his paintings. He worked as an illustrator for the “Chicago American” newspaper, which gave him an opportunity to draw many subjects from opera to prize fights, and eventually he became head of the department. During that time, he took formal art training from J. Wellington Reynolds, a portrait painter.