Early Paintings

Early paintings of Tlingit artist, Robert Davis Hoffmann. I began painting in my own experimental Tlingit formline style very early on. Although the below images are dated from 1984, I never took photos of my Tlingit artwork. Please forgive the low quality of these images; they are recovered from water-damaged 35mm slides.

Naatseelanei
Naatsilanei, a Tsaagweidi clan story. Acrylic, 1985.
Salmon Trout
Salmon Trout heads. Acrylic, 1985.
Salmon Boy
Salmon Boy story. Acrylic, 1985.
Painting Man Bird
Man in Flight. Acrylic, 1985.
Blind Salmon
Blind Salmon. Acrylic, 1985.
Later Paintings

Paintings of Tlingit artist Robert Davis Hoffmann. Most of these are from 2008; many were created on commission, some as gifts, others for artist markets. These paintings are mostly in my own personal style of Tlingit formline, based on an older formline style.

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Killer Whale. Acrylic on wood. 1998.
Sealskin Basket
Woven Basket with seal skin gut. Ink and colored pencil. 2008.
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Sealaska Celebration 2008.
drum
Seal skin drum. Killer whale design. 2008.
EagleNest
Eagle Nest. 2008.
MaroonSettings
Conductor and Orchestra. Colored Pencil. 2009.
raven
Raven painting. 2010.
spawn
Salmon Spawn. 2010.
Market
Affordable art. 2010.
octopus
Octopus Eye. Acrylic on birch. 2010.
AFN 019
Mirror set. Acrylic painting reproductions. 2010.
Blue Eagle
Blue Eagle. Acrylic on birch. 2010.
3colorRaven
Raven. Ink. 2010.
KWjacket
Killer Whale painted on leather coat. 2010.
Owen Underhill Painting
Song leader. Acrylic on birch. 2012.
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The Healer. Acrylic on birch. 2013.
killer whale
Killer Whale Breath. 2015.
Carvings

These carvings by Tlingit artist, Robert Davis Hoffmann, span a 30 year period, from 1976 to 2006. Ranging from 2-dimensional panels to 3-dimensional sculptural masks, bowls, and spoons, the carvings show my personal style I’ve developed over the years.

Early Box Design
Box front design. Carved in yellow cedar, 1975.
4x4Panel
Thunderbird. Carved yellow cedar panel, 1975.
BeaverMask
Beaver Mask. Alder. Carved 1981.
ManBird
Raven. Carved in yellow cedar, 1985.
SNHP Carved Panel
Eagle and Killerwhale carved panel. Sitka National Historical Park. Carved1987.
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Pregnant Woman. Carved of alder, 1985.
Moon and Tides Panel
Moon and Tides carved panel, Sitka National Historical Park. Carved 1987.
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Diving Killer Whales. Carved in red cedar. Commissioned by Dr. Robert Smith of Wenatchee, WA, 1987.
KWHouse
Killer Whale and Coho. Carved house panel. Commissioned by Mike and Edna Jackson of Kake, Alaska, 1989.
SNHP Carved Panel
History of Tlingit carved panel at Sitka National Historical Park. Carved 1990.
Copy of nickd
Kittiwake and Raven. Commissioned by Nick Davis of Kake, Alaska, 1997.
Kw5
Killer Whale fin with human hair. Carved of osage orange, 1999.
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Canoe Paddle close-up, carved 1999.
amypad
Canoe paddle, carved 1999.
Carved Ladle
Carved ladle, alder. Raven head. 2005.
Celebration080
Raven and Eagle. Carved in yellow cedar, 2005.
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Halibut bowl embedded with beads. Carved 2006.
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Halibut bowl embedded with beads. Carved 2006.
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Humming Bird and Coho picture frame. Carved of yellow cedar, 2012.
CreanFrame Final
Cranes and Salmon. Yellow cedar, carved 2012.
Collaborations

Tlingit artist Robert Davis Hoffmann collaborative works with Perseverence Theater as set designer for “Tlingit Macbeth,” illustrator for Jan Steinbright’s Raven House Mouse, and logo designs for Sitka Recovery Month.

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Cover of Jan Steinbright's "Raven House Mouse"
2010RM
2010 Recovery Month painting
mbmasks
Cast masks for Tlingit Macbeth
mbstage1
1st stage model for Tlingit Macbeth
mbstage2
Model for Tlingit Macbeth stage
mbdrum
Poster for Tlingit Macbeth
Poster
Poster for Tlingit Macbeth
Sealaska Celebrations Backdrop
Blueprint 001
The blueprint
Blueprint
The blueprint with color
Outlines
Painting the outlines
formline
Jennifer Morrell painting form lines
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Filling in the form lines
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Final details
JenEagleRaven
The Eagle and Raven flanks
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The artist with the finished backdrop
JenEntrance
Jennifer Morrell with the finished backdrop
Celebration2006
Celebration 2006
Immersion Program
Juneau immersion program
Celebration06
Celebration 2006
2015 - 2016

Gallery of artwork created by Tlingit artist Robert Davis Hoffmann during 2015 – 2016.
Current work can be found in my online shop. 

FAC Raven
Raven Baby
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Final project in drawing class
I Miss You
"I Miss You" plaster cast, welded steel, mixed media
Ravens Nest sm
Raven's Nest
FAC Salmon Boy
Salmon Boy
Killer Whale Tattoo
Killer Whale Tattoo
Family Tree sm
Family Tree
FAC Bear
Woman Who Married a Bear