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Isabel Mary Hobbs
(nee Oldfield, m Shirley Morgan Hobbs)

May 30 1885 - March 21 1974

Island Arts and Crafts Society

Isabel Hobbs was born in Ashill, Norfolk, England. She received her art teachers' certificate from the South Kensington school in London, England. She received an Award of Merit in a national competition in England in 1913. After moving to B.C. she became known as "the Dogwood Lady" or "the Dogwood Painter". She gave private instruction in art.

She exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society from 1919 to 1932.

She had a solo exhibition of her work in Victoria in 1938, and also showed work at the B.C. Provincial Art Exhibition. She also showed her work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Hobbs was living in Nanaimo at the time of her death at the age of 88.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition River Mist
Hollyhocks
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Zinnias
Cameron Lake, V.I.
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Pulp Mill, Port Mellon
Seed Farm, Vancouver Island
Grain Elevator, Victoria

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

PLANTAE OCCIDENTALIS - 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia
      1979, By Maria Newberry House, The Botanical Garden, U.B.C., Technical Bulletin No 11
      Exhibition catalogue, illustrated; list of works; ISSN 0703-1432
      Includes biographical information and 1 work illustrated by Hobbs
      (see also UBC79)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Hobbs: Who's Who in Northwest Art.

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS) death certificate

Clippings

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