(1871 - 1938)
Jesse Carl Hobby was active/lived in Illinois. Jesse Hobby is known for landscape-snowscene painting.
Biography Jesse Hobby
Jess Hobby 1871–1938
As a boy, Jesse Carl Hobby studied painting with Elbridge Grafton and H. B. Hewley in his native Cooperstown, New York. He later moved west to work under Mart S. Hazelton, in Omaha, Nebraska, learning the craft of scenic design. Until at least 1924, when he visited Madison, Wisconsin, with the La Vern Stock Company, Hobby traveled around the Midwest with touring theater companies. Based in Joliet, Illinois, in 1900, he later moved to nearby Morris and then to Chicago. Hobby undertook decorative painting projects in addition to theater work, including backdrops for displays at Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress Exposition. He was a member of the United Scenic Artists Association, a national labor union and profess
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