Photo detail: Ken Hoffman, Puppy Man (Chuck Norris) , 2001, from the collection of Mary & Andrew Muir.
Ken Hoffman: 50 Years in Peoria
Opening Summer 2020
International Feature Gallery
Ken Hoffman arrived in Peoria in 1969, accepting the position of professor of painting at Bradley University. Since then, Hoffman, a graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, has spent fifty years developing a unique painting style which simultaneously explores the human qualities of animals and the animal qualities of humans. Beginning with a mural work painted in 1970, this exhibition explores the 50-year artistic journey which has realized these humorous, unmistakable, and often very large-scale paintings of animals in suits.
Read more about Ken Hoffman in Peoria Magazines piece by Channy Lyons.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
The museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibition presenting sponsors, Mary & Andrew Muir, with additional sponsorship by the Visionary Society and Illinois Arts Council Agency.