Lucille Hobbie (1915- 2008)
A painter, printmaker,watercolorist, and lithographer, Lucille Hobbie was also a teacher,administrator, and winner of the Arts Councils Outstanding Professional in theArts Award (2002). Hobbie was known to have said, "I hope someday I'llbecome the painter I'd like to be.
Born in Boonton in 1915, sheknew from the first she wanted to be an artist. As she explained, I saw somuch and wanted so badly for everyone else to see it. After her mother'sdeath, she moved to New York, where her work was soon recognized. The self-taughtartist had many one-woman shows at the prestigious Morton and 8th Streetgalleries. Early supporters included the New York Times art editor;before long she was exhibiting throughout the East Coast. With her painterhusband Albert Heimrod, she moved to Newark, where they ran the Newark ArtClub, and then returned to Morris County, settling in Mendham. They worked for10 years with the Newark Board of Educa-tion's Saturday Children's Art School;she was simultaneously a teacher and administrator for the Newark School ofFine and Industrial Arts.
Hobbie was both a painter anda printmaker. Her first love was watercolor, but she worked extensively inlithography and also used casein, acrylic, pen and ink, and pencil. History wasa strong theme in her work, which depicts farmsteads, fishing villages, andother elements of a vanishing American landscape. She is particularly wellknown for "Historic Morris County," a series of lithographs includingthe Wick House in Jockey Hollow, Hilltop Church in Mendham, and Acorn Hall.
Her award-winning work is inthe permanent collections of numerous museums as well as corporate settings,including: the Montclair Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, the Newark PublicLibrary Print Collection, the Seeing Eye, Nabisco, and others. She was a memberof the National Society of Arts and Letters and the American WatercolorSociety, and a lifetime member and former president of the New JerseyWatercolor Society. She had strong ties to the Morris County HeritageCommission and the Morris County Historical Society. Over the years, shedonated many works and a portion of print sales to charitable causes,especially those dedicated to historic and natural conservation. She died in2008.*
*Exhibit Catalog to theMorris County Historical Society's "Out of the Closet" Exhibition
-Measures 23 x 18.5
-Original Custom Frame; has wear
-Watercolor; Very good condition; mat is original, needs new mat
-Shipping $25.00 (extra to Canada)
-Signed: Lower right