Gary Hoffmann studied with the late R. H. Ives Gammell , who in turn was trained by such Boston notables as William Paxton, Edmund Tarbell, and Joseph DeCamp. This training enabled Hoffman to build his career upon the great heritage and traditions of The Boston School of painting. With sound draftsmanship, beautiful design, color, and strong characterization are always present in his paintings.
As a longstanding member of Boston’s prestigious Guild of Boston Artists, Hoffman has received numerous awards, including the Roger Curtis Award for Figure Painting. Gary’s work has been honored and recognized with numerous awards over his 25-year career, including two Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation Grants, and two John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarships.
Gary is also renowned for his portrait paintings which are inspired by the 17th century masters, including Sir Anthony van Dyck, Diego Velázquez and the 19th – 20th century painter John Singer Sargent.