I have a pastel still life by Renaud Hoffman. I have been able to learning nothing at all about the artist. Does anyone know who he is?
The picture was likely originally purchased in California in the 30s or early 40s at the latest. It is a still life of a bouquet of roses in a purple vase next to a window, with some books and a small drawing in a small frame of a woman''s head and shoulders. I have found a film director from that era named Renaud Hoffman, but can find no details of his life, thus have not been able to get an indication if he was a sometime artist, too.
Any help in sleuthing out anything about this piece would be very appreciated.