Sunday, June 3, 2012

Morris Henry Hobbs

 The Butterflies.

Left Tahitian Girl, center Susanne, right The Bathers.

 Left Study of a male figure, right Hilltop.

Morris Henry Hobbs (1892-1967) Was an American artist. He produced etchings, engravings, paintings, as weel as work as an illustrator, woodcarver and teacher.

See prints on Ebay.

Hobbs was born in Rockford, Illinois. He studied drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1920s and 1930s, he traveled several times throughout England, Belgium and France. In 1938 he went to New Orleans and produced small prints of the French Quarte. He stayed in New Orleans for the rest  of his life. He formed the Society of Louisiana Etchers and was its first president. Biography at, which also has some small prints for sale.

Another print at Studio Antiques and Fine Art.

An example at the Smithsonian website.

At Article: Four Recent Prints by Morris Henry Hobbs - Architect: Frederick L. Ackerman This is not a book but an article, ad or vintage paper item
The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection

Printmaking in New Orleans


  1. This guys work is EXACTLY what I want MINE to look like!

  2. Pretty great, huh. Did it help to live in New Orleans, probably.

  3. Just wondering if anyone here has information on the Illustrator mentioned "Franz Kotzian". I'm trying to find more information on him because I have an uncle (in law) named Ernst Kotzian and I have traced him back to Munich. His father is a Franz Kotzian. Ernst is also an artist, and I wonder if this Franz Kotzian may be his father. The publication dates of the work I'm finding on the west fit nicely with where Franz should be, and well, like father like Son I suppose. Ernst Kotzian was a Stained Glass Artist.

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  5. how much would one of these prints cost?

  6. Click on the link above in the post to Ebay and see similar prints. They are listed from $174


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