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William G Hobbs

 (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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William G. 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 stations.

Some say Hobbs, a British-trained medical doctor and surge  ...  Displaying 750 of 12967 characters.



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About  William G. Hobbs

Born:  1927 - Alderney, Channel Island, England
Died:   2012 - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Known for:  landscape, nostalgic railway scenes and portrait painting