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Watercolor by Irwin D. Hoffman: Miner, Santa Barbara, Mexico, represented by Childs Gallery

Irwin D. Hoffman

American (1901-1989)

Miner, Santa Barbara, Mexico

Signed and titled lower right: “Sta. Barbara / Mexico / Irwin D. Hoffman”. In fine condition.

“This miner, refused clearance by government regulation to work in the American mine of which brother Arnold was President, worked in an abandoned mine of his company which was leased by a Mexican. Rules were made to protect miners from Americans, not Mexicans.” (commentary by Irwin D. Hoffman in “Irwin D. Hoffman: An Artist’s Life,” Boston Public Library 1982)

Signature: signed lower right