||Richard Chandler Hoff
Richard Chandler Hoff received a B.F.A. degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
His lifelong love of drawing is revealed in meticulously designed and executed graphite pencil
drawings of life in America during the 1940s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home
front”, Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era to create scenes of
places where Americans gathered to pursue the fine art of having fun. Born too late to have
truly experienced the 1940s, he instead relies on written and verbal stories and imagery
gleaned from extensive photo files. Hoff then creates visual folktales to illustrate the style and
romance which withstood the brutality of a world war to influence us even today in music,
literature, fashion and the theatre. Hoff prefers to only work in graphite because he realizes
how appropriate it is for illustrating an era whose photographic and cinematic imagery were
predominantly in black and white. Also, the wonderful tactile relationship between pencil and
paper enables him to connect with the creative process.
Richard Chandler Hoff
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