Hobson, Charles

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Charles Hobson is an artist who uses pastel, monotype and other printmaking variations to construct images for books and works on paper. He often works in series, follows a historical theme, and employs the monotype as an under painting for further work with pastel, acrylic and printed texts. He began creating artist's books after working on a tribute book for a friend, Bruce Nelson, after his death in 1984. The book contained Nelson's prose in a small letterpress edition. His first artist's book was Supper in Montmartre which came out in 1985.

1985 Supper in Montmartre 1988 Flaubert and Louise 1990 Leonardo Knows Baseball (trade edition, 1991) 1991 Degas Dancing 1991 Variations on the Word SLEEP 1994 Balzac's Coffee Pot 1994 Impromptu 1994 Parisian Encounters 1995 Breton's Dream 1995 Clouds and Dreams 1995 Magritte's Buckets 1995 Man Ray's Kiss 1996 Shipwreck Stories 1997 Fresnel's Tower 1997 Lighthouse Legends 1998 Andromeda Imagined 1999 Human Touch 1999 Writing on the Body 2000 Dancing with Amelia 2001 Anotaciones 2001 Seeing Stars 2002 Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes 2003 Adam and Eve 2003 Three Kisses 2004 Poems from the Heart 2004 The Writer 2005 The Mappist 2006 The Near Woods 2006 R.O.W. 2006 red thread, two women

From the guide to the Charles Hobson collection: design and production materials for artist's books, 1985-2008, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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creatorOf Charles Hobson collection: design and production materials for artist's books, 1985-2008 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Admiral Sir Clowdishley Shovell person
associatedWith Alice Shaw person
associatedWith Andre Breton person
associatedWith Centolella, Tom person
associatedWith Colet, Louise person
associatedWith Collins, Billy person
associatedWith DeMerritt, John person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia person
associatedWith Evans, Kathy person
associatedWith Flaubert, Gustave person
associatedWith Honoré de Balzac person
associatedWith John DeMerritt person
associatedWith Levy, Harriet Lane person
associatedWith Livy Clements person
associatedWith Lopez, Barry person
correspondedWith Mann, Charmetta person
associatedWith Mark Twain person
associatedWith Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 person
associatedWith Shaw, Alice person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Wilbur, Richard person
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