Vera Eugenia Hoffhines Fausz Biography

Vera Eugenia Hoffhines Fausz




Printmaker Vera Eugenia Hoffhines Fausz was born Vera Eugenia Hoffhines on July 9, 1895, in Wood County, Ohio, to Eugene Force Hoffhines and Cora Belle Black Hoffhines. It appears that she only produced artwork before she married in 1934, as she signed her work simply “Vera Hoffhines.”
Little is found on her education or her pursuit of art, though it is known that she attended the Metropolitan College of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a member of the school’s Mu Phi Epsilon sorority chapter in 1914. An obituary out of Toledo, OH particularly notes Fausz’s activities as a church and theater organist, beginning at age twelve at Toledo’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In the late 1910s and early 1920s she was the organist for silent movies and live theater at Loew’s Valentine Theater, the Palace Theater, and the Wright Stock Company. She would go on to have a twenty-eight year career as the organist for the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, and thirty years with the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She married Arnold Lewis Fausz, an editor for the
Toledo Blade, in 1934.
Mention is only in passing of her artistic pursuits, but evidence of her talent is shown in the color woodcuts she created of seascapes and tropical flora in the 1920s. She exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art‘s 10th Annual Exhibition of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, 1928.
Vera Eugenia Fausz died on February 15, 1991, in Lucas County, Ohio.