Berkeley school


It was a name given to an informal core group of artists around Hans Hofmann, pioneering Abstract Expressionist, when he taught at the University of California at Berkeley during the summers of 1930 and 1931. Among Berkeley School artists were Erle Loran, John Haley, Worth Ryder, Margaret Peterson, Virginia McRae, Leah Rinne Hamilton, and Mine Okubo. Source: Patricia Trenton, "Independent Spirits", p. 32.