(1927 - 2012)
William G. Hobbs was active/lived in Manitoba / Canada, England. William Hobbs is known for landscape, nostalgic railway scenes and portrait painting.
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Biography William Hobbs
Winnipeg Free Press
"Artist of the age of rail: Bill Hobbs's meticulous paintings chronicle a bygone era"
Mon Nov 27 2006
by Bill Redekop
THERE'S a little Rembrandt in paintings by Bill Hobbs and spectators always look for it.
Rembrandt is the nickname of the little Jack Russell terrier that often
appears in Hobb's art. It's a nod to the master Rembrandt who placed a
similar dog, darkly lit, in his most famous painting, The Night Watch.
But in Hobbs's case, the dog doesn't scurry around musketeers in plumed
hats and sashed waists but around old steam engine trains and train
Some say Hobbs, a British-trained medical doctor and surge
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