ABOUT MORRIS HENRY HOBBS

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Morris Henry Hobbs

1892-1967

Morris Henry Hobbs was born in 1892 in Rockford, Illinois. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute and under J. Ernest Dean, Ralph Fletcher Seymour and American and British artists while living in Estaples, France. His work was recognized by the Smithsonian Institute and he was given a one man exhibit from November 29, 1936 to January 3, 1937. In 1938, Hobbs moved to New Orleans where he continued his work with his now famous series of French Quarter Etchings. Hobbs also founded the New Orleans Etcher's Society and was well known for his miniature "postage stamp" female nudes. Hobbs later joined the New Orleans Architectural Firm of Favrot, Reed, Mathes and Bergman. There he completed a number of original pencil drawings of significant buildings located in New Orleans and throughout Southeast Louisiana. Hobbs passed away in 1967. He is listed in Who Was Who in American Art; Lawrences; American Prints in the Library of Congress; Davenports; American Printmakers of the 20th Century (Smith).

WORKS BY HOBBS MORRIS HENRY