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Morris Henry Hobbs papers, circa 1901-2014

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Hobbs, Morris Henry, 1892-1967  Search this
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Louisiana Society of Etchers  Search this
Chicago Society of Etchers  Search this
Bromeliad Society  Search this
New Orleans Art League  Search this
Architectural drawings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1918-2014 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1993 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1 and 5) Series 3: Writings, 1918-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 4: Professional Files, 1922-2014 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 2-3) Series 5: Printed Material, 1929-2014 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1901-1991 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1919-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-5) Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1930s-1950s (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of etcher Morris Henry Hobbs measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1901-2014. His career as an artist in Chicago and New Orleans is documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and four sketchbooks.
Morris Henry Hobbs papers, circa 1901-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
Morris Henry Hobbs (1892-1967) was an etcher in Chicago and New Orleans. Hobbs was born in Rockford, Illinois, and raised in Chicago. As a teenager he took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the age of 17 was hired as a draftsman at an architectural firm. From 1918-1919, he served in France with the Allied Expeditionary Force. While there he contracted influenza which resulted in the loss of his hearing. After the war he lived in Toledo, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters and worked at an architectural firm. He also learned printmaking techniques from etcher J. Ernest Dean and began exhibiting his work. In 1927, he returned to Chicago with his family and in 1930 became director of the Chicago Society of Etchers. During his career he was active in many arts and printmaking organizations.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
Donated in 2014 by Reed Isbell-Hobbs, widow of Morris Henry Hobbs' son William Hobbs.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Gardening  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art