Charles Stewart Stobie was born 1845 in Baltimore, Maryland and he died 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied art at Saint Andrews, Scotland. Stobie is considered an early Denver painter. He was also an Indian scout and buffalo hunter. Among his friends were William Cody, Wild Bill Hickock, and Frederick Remington. Stobie lived with Utes in Colorado and contributed a painting, Crossing the Planes to Colorado in 1865.
His paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY; Colorado Historical Society, Denver; Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO; and Yale University Art Gallery.
He is listed in numerous art reference books to include: Who Was Who in American Art (Falk); Art Across America (West) (Gerdts); Art Across America (Central/South) (Gerdts); Artists of the American West (Dawdy); American Western Art (Harmsen); The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West (Samuels); Artists and Illustrators – Old West 1850-1900 (Taft); Smithsonian Inventory of American Paintings (Smithsonian); and Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the US (Creps).
Biography courtesy of Johnson Hall Fine Art, Georgia