January 23 – April 11, 2020 [closed to public March 17 – April 11 due to COVID-19 pandemic]
Self-taught artist Joseph Hoffman (b. Bristol, PA), of Murrells Inlet, SC, began drawing as a pastime and, over time, honed his skill. Winning ribbons and awards from juried art exhibits, festivals and craft shows encouraged him to continue on his artistic path. A retired Hoffman continues to draw at home, sketching and painting both famous and obscure compositions by his all-time favorite artists, namely Andrew Wyeth (1917 – 2009). Hoffman was first introduced to the work of Wyeth about 40 years ago when he visited the Brandywine River Museum in Chester County, PA. Over the course of many years, Hoffman has produced over 100 Wyeth scenes, some as many as seven or eight times. His graphite and ink renditions of Wyeth paintings are a welcome challenge to Hoffman, as well as a way to elevate his work from mere copies to homage to one of America’s most beloved artists.
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.