Morris Henry Hobbs (Louisiana/Illinois, 1892-1967) etching titled "Atchafalaya Swamp/Louisiana". Pencil signed, titled and numbered "Ed/160" lower margin. Housed in a simple ebonized wood frame. Plate – 11 7/8" H x 8 3/4" W. Sight – 12 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed – 20 3/4" H x 16 3/4" W. Biography: Hobbs was born Rockford, IL 1892-died New Orleans, LA 1967. He studied drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago and also later worked as an architect. He traveled throughout Europe in the 1920s where he learned and first began producing etchings and drypoints. During the early 1930s, he had two one-man exhibitions of his work at the Smithsonian Institution. Hobbs moved to New Orleans in 1938 with the intention of documenting the historic French Quarter through a series of etchings. He formed the Society of Louisiana Etchers and was it's first president. (Adapted from AskArt). CONDITION: Significant toning to matte and matte perimeter. Abrasions to frame.
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