Hans Hofmann born as Johann Georg Albert Hofmann came to the world on March 21, 1880, in Weissenburg, Bavaria, Germany. He was the second child in a family of Theodor Friedrich and Franziska Manger Hofmann.
Hans had an elder brother Karl and one younger brother Theodor, and two younger sisters named Rosa and Maria.
When Hofmann was a six-year-old child, his father received an administrative position in the government in Munich. The family relocated to the city where the boy spent his childhood.
At an early age, Hans revealed the abilities for mathematics, music, science, literature, and art. His parents expected him to choose the scientific area but Hofmann himself quickly realized that he was more passionate with art.