Edgar Hofschen was born in 1941 in Tapiau. Between 1972 and 1975 he studied painting at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. In 1977 he took part in documenta 6 in Kassel, along with Gianfranco Zappettini and other Analytic artists. From the beginning, Hofschen was interested in the expressive power of colors and in exploring different material supports for his artworks: canvas, military tents, sailing clothes. Hofschen arranged his paintings in groups catalogued in alphabetical order, calling this work "Modifikation", usually organized by numbers, marking the development of the paintings through years. Edgar Hofschen died in Cologne in 2016.