Historic, but not famous

Malvina Cornell Hoffman, sculptor

Malvina Cornell Hoffman (June 15, 1885 – July 10, 1966) was an American sculptor and author, well known for her life-size bronze sculptures of people. She also worked in plaster and marble. Hoffman created portrait busts of working-class people and significant individuals. She was particularly known for her sculptures of dancers, such as Anna Pavlova. She often cast her own work and wrote a book “Sculpture Inside and Out” on the technique of casting in bronze. She was born in NYC and named after an aunt who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Ms. Hoffman studied under many painters and… Read More