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Jesse Carl Hobby (American/Illinois, 1871 – 1938) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a river running below a stone bridge flanked by snow-covered riverbanks, with a small village visible in the background. Signed lower right "Jess Hobby". Housed in an Arts & Crafts style carved giltwood frame. Sight: 33 1/2" H x 35 1/4" W. Framed: 43 3/4" H x 45 1/2" W. Jesse Carl Hobby (1871-1938) studied painting with Elbridge Grafton and H. B. Hewley in his native Cooperstown, New York. He later moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he studied landscape painting under Mart S. Hazelton. He spent time touring with theater companies and eventually settled in the Chicago region where gained notoriety for his decorative scenes and theater commissions including a curtain for the Warrington Theatre, formerly the Warrington Opera House. By the end of his career, he specialized in landscape paintings, often featuring the views of the Oak Park region outside of Chicago where he resided. While exhibiting his work independently and with groups in the area, he was recognized for his skill by Chicago newspapers and won the All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts' first gold medal at their annual exhibition in 1935. (Source: Wendy Greenhouse, PhD. from the M. Christine Schwartz Collection. Chicago, Illinois.) The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition.