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Painter, Lithographer, b. 1899 - d. 1972

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        • Hobson Pittman, Untitled
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Hobson Pittman, Untitled

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Hobson Pittman Untitled pastel on paper 19.5 h x 12.75 w in (50 x 32 cm) Signed to upper left 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Hobson Pittman, Arrangement of Flowers
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Hobson Pittman, Arrangement of Flowers

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Hobson Pittman Arrangement of Flowers pastel and graphite on paper 23.375 h x 16.375 w in (59 x 42 cm) Signed and titled to upper left 'Arrangement of Flowers Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Hobson Pittman, Still Life
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Hobson Pittman, Still Life

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Hobson Pittman Still Life oil on board 15 h x 19.75 w in (38 x 50 cm) Signed to upper right 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Newman Galleries, Philadelphia | Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Hobson Pittman, Untitled (Flowers in Bowl)
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Hobson Pittman, Untitled (Flowers in Bowl)

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          Hobson Pittman Untitled (Flowers in Bowl) oil on canvas 24 h x 30 w in (61 x 76 cm) Signed to lower left 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Hobson Pittman, oil on canvas street scene
          Jan. 18, 2024

          Hobson Pittman, oil on canvas street scene

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Hobson Pittman (American 1890-1972), oil on canvas street scene signed lower left, 30" x 40". NO in-house shipping for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • Hobson Pittman (American, 1900–1972) - Still Life (Pastel)
          Dec. 05, 2023

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900–1972) - Still Life (Pastel)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900–1972) - Still Life (Pastel) Signed ‘Hobson Pittman’ bottom left, pastel on paper Sight 18 ½ x 24 ½ (45.7x61cm) Provenance Private Collection, Florida. 

          Freeman's
        • Hobson Pittman (1890 - 1972) Oil on Board
          Nov. 19, 2023

          Hobson Pittman (1890 - 1972) Oil on Board

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          "The Red Cloth" signed at the lower right, Bacock Galleries and Milch Galleries tags attached verso.  Dimensions: 16" x 22", the frame 23" x 28" Provenance: Property from a Philadelphia Main Line Collection.

          Locati LLC
        • Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) Oil on Board
          Nov. 19, 2023

          Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) Oil on Board

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          An interior scene with two older women, titled verso "Spinster", signed at the upper right corner.  Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 17 1/2", the frame 23 " x 26"  Provenance: Property from a Philadelphia Main Line collection.

          Locati LLC
        • Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) Pastel
          Nov. 19, 2023

          Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) Pastel

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          "Petunias" unsigned. With Babcock Galleries and MB Modern tags verso.    Dimensions: sight is 9 3/4" x 18", the frame 16 1/2" x 24 3/4".    Provenance: Property from a Philadelphia Main Line Collection. 

          Locati LLC
        • Hobson Pittman, Still Life with Grapes
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Still Life with Grapes

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Hobson Pittman Still Life with Grapes oil on board 14.625 h x 21.75 w in (37 x 55 cm) Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Untitled
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Untitled

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Hobson Pittman Untitled pastel on paper sight: 19.5 h x 12.75 w in (50 x 32 cm) Signed to upper left 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Still Life
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Still Life

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Hobson Pittman Still Life oil on board 15 h x 19.75 w in (38 x 50 cm) Signed to upper right 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Newman Galleries, Philadelphia | Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Arrangement of Flowers
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Arrangement of Flowers

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Hobson Pittman Arrangement of Flowers pastel and graphite on paper sight: 23.375 h x 16.375 w in (59 x 42 cm) Signed and titled to upper left 'Arrangement of Flowers Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Untitled (Flowers in Bowl)
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Untitled (Flowers in Bowl)

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Hobson Pittman Untitled (Flowers in Bowl) oil on canvas 24 h x 30 w in (61 x 76 cm) Signed to lower left 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Carnations and Garden
          Nov. 10, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Carnations and Garden

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Hobson Pittman Carnations and Garden oil on panel 42 h x 30 w in (107 x 76 cm) Provenance: Atelier Chapman Kelley, Dallas | Collection of Dr. Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman (1900-1972) Watercolor
          Nov. 08, 2023

          Hobson Pittman (1900-1972) Watercolor

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Landscape Watercolor Painting on paper, signed. Framed. Size: 16.5'' x 23'', 42 x 58 cm (sight); 25'' x 30.5'', 64 x 77 cm (frame).

          Material Culture
        • Hobson Pittman, Pennsylvania, North Carolina (1899-1972), American Scene, lithograph, 11"H x 14"W (sight), 16 1/8"H x 20"W (frame)
          Oct. 28, 2023

          Hobson Pittman, Pennsylvania, North Carolina (1899-1972), American Scene, lithograph, 11"H x 14"W (sight), 16 1/8"H x 20"W (frame)

          Est: $100 - $200

          Hobson Pittman Pennsylvania, North Carolina, (1899-1972) American Scene lithograph Signed lower right, numbered 15/25, and titled. Biography from Charleston Renaissance Gallery: Hobson Pittman was once dubbed the poet-painter. His atmospheric landscapes and softly lit interior views of stately Victorian homes, which he painted and drew throughout his career, evoke the remembered warmth and beauty of his native North Carolina. Though he spent most of his professional life in the Northeast, Pittman was raised in Tarboro and could trace his family roots back to Surry County, Virginia, where his ancestor Thomas Pitman (name later changed to Pittman), a Royalist fleeing Oliver Cromwell's reign, had settled in 1649. Hobson Lafayette Pittman, the last of eight children, was born to Thomas's descendent Biscoe Pittman and Martha Alice Walston on January 14, 1900, at Epworth, a cross-roads community in eastern North Carolina consisting of the Pittman general store and post office, a church built by the Pittman's, and Biscoe's home. Biscoe was a successful merchant, who made regular buying trips to Norfolk, Baltimore, and New York. In 1906 he turned the store over to his eldest son to devote more of his attention to a housing construction business which he had started in Tarboro, ten miles away. Hobson was six years old when the family moved. Unlike his brothers and sisters who had been sent to boarding school near Greensboro, North Carolina, Hobson attended Tarboro Elementary School on the Common. By the age of ten he had begun to take an interest in sketching and painting. Upon graduating from high school in 1918, Pittman set out for Philadelphia to further his art education. He took a room in the house of Miss Sarah Carter in suburban Philadelphia, which remained his home, off and on, for the next twenty years. He attended Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University) for the 1921-1922 school year, Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, 1925-1926, and Columbia University in New York City, 1926-1928. In 1920 and for eleven years following Pittman spent summers at Woodstock, the artists' colony in Ulster County, New York. He studied with Albert Heckman and associated with artists Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Eugenie Gershoy, the sculptor John B. Flannagan, Lucile and Arnold Blanch, Ernest Feine, and John Carroll, among others. Some years later Kuniyoshi described the rigors of Woodstock training when he wrote, "We used to be taught to paint outdoors directly. It was in the style of the Impressionistic school and we never believed any other way than painting out in the field in the broiling sun. We used to go out sketching with a few friends. Always carrying a great big paint box, tripod and canvas. Walking miles to find place to work of interest, sometimes we walked from Willow to Woodstock." Pittman's work shares various similarities to that of some of his Woodstock friends. The soft textures of his painted surfaces was a trademark of his teacher Heckman. The weightless, dreamy quality of his figures also characterizes much of Kuniyoshi's work, while Pittman's use of bright light falling upon a figure from an unseen source is a distinguishing trait of Gershoy's paintings and lithographs. In 1931 Pittman began a long association with Friends Central Country Day School in Overbrook, a Philadelphia suburb, where he was Director of Art until 1957. During summer vacations he taught at Pennsylvania State College. As recognition of his teaching skills grew, he was asked to teach at the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art (1945), and four years later he was elected to the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished art institutions. His distinguished teaching career is not indicative of want of talent, for Pittman's paintings and drawings garnered numerous honors as well. They include the following: Honorable Mention, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; the J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1944, and the William A. Clark prize, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1947. Pittman received a Gugenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1956, and in 1960 he was honored with the title Distinguished Artist of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Pittman's art won him many patrons on Philadelphia's main line. He settled amidst this loyal following when in 1950 he purchased and renovated an old carriage house in Bryn Mawr for his home and studio. Named "Silver Beach" by Pittman, the house was filled with Florentine bronzes, 14th-century wooden madonnas, bronze Buddha heads, and primitive African carvings, all picked up on his many trips to Europe, which he made regularly beginning in 1928. The house was surrounded by two acres of formal gardens. Friends were accustomed to visiting these beautifully groomed enclosures without disturbing Pittman. Pittman bequeathed his home to Bryn Mawr College with the provision that it be maintained as a gallery and be open to the public for a period of twenty-five years. Late in the 1960s Pittman developed what would be a fatal illness. Through the ensuing years he continued to paint and teach several classes until lack of strength compelled him to stop. He died in 1972. Cynthia Seibels Copyright 1990 Robert M. Hicklin Jr., Inc

          Ripley Auctions
        • Hobson Lafayette Pittman (1890 - 1972) Pastel
          Sep. 17, 2023

          Hobson Lafayette Pittman (1890 - 1972) Pastel

          Est: $400 - $600

          A floral still life, signed at the lower. left. Dimensions:Sight is 18" x 11 1/2", the frame 29" x 21".

          Locati LLC
        • Hobson Pittman still life
          Jan. 20, 2023

          Hobson Pittman still life

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Hobson Pittman (American 1900-1972), oil on corrugated cardboard still life, titled Roses and Reflections, 34 3/4" x 47 1/2". Provenance: Freeman's 2018; The Estate of Robert J. Bergelson. NO in-house shipping for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Roses by a Window
          Dec. 06, 2022

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Roses by a Window

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Roses by a Window Signed 'Hobson' top left, oil on canvas 42 x 32 1/4 in. (106.6 x 81.9cm) Provenance Christie's, New York, Sale of April 5, 2011, Lot 195. Alderfers Auctions, Hatfield Pennsylvania, Lot 4011. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Frame: 48 x 37 1/2 in.

          Freeman's
        • Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) American
          Nov. 29, 2022

          Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) American

          Est: $700 - $900

          Hobson Pittman (1899 - 1972) Pastel on Paper , Signed , measures 7.5" x 10" , w/frame 12.5" x 14.5"

          Cutler Bay Auctions
        • Hobson Pittman
          Oct. 13, 2022

          Hobson Pittman

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          (American, 1899-1972) Pink Yellow and Orange, signed upper left "Hobson Pittman", pastel on paper, 12-1/2 x 19 in.; gilt wood frame, 15-1/2 x 22-1/2 in. . Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

          Brunk Auctions
        • HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900–1972) STILL LIFE (ROSES); TOGETHER WITH A COMPANION
          Jun. 07, 2022

          HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900–1972) STILL LIFE (ROSES); TOGETHER WITH A COMPANION

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900–1972) Still Life (Roses); together with a companion 1) Still Life (Roses) Signed 'Hobson Pittman' upper left, pastel on paper Sight size: 19 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (49.8 x 31.4cm) 2) Floral Still Life Signed 'Hobson Pittman' bottom right, pastel on paper Sight size: 17 3/8 x 11 in. (44.1 x 27.9cm) Provenance 1) Collection of Philip D. Jamison, Jr., West Chester, Pennsylvania. Property from the Estate of Philip D. Jamison, Jr. 2) Freeman's, sale of June 20, 2008, lot 319. Collection of Philip D. Jamison, Jr., West Chester, Pennsylvania. Property from the Estate of Philip D. Jamison, Jr. 1) In very good overall condition. A small piece of debris/dust is present within the frame at bottom right but is largely unobtrusive. Note: this artwork was not examined out of the frame. Frame: 29 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. 2) In very good overall condition. The sheet with occasional ripples and very light handling creases within the frame. Note: this artwork was not examined out of the frame. Frame: 24 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 1 in.

          Freeman's
        • HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900–1972) STILL LIFE WITH AVOCADO; TOGETHER WITH A COMPANION
          Jun. 07, 2022

          HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900–1972) STILL LIFE WITH AVOCADO; TOGETHER WITH A COMPANION

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900–1972) Still Life with Avocado; together with a companion 1) Still Life with Avocado Signed 'Hobson Pittman' upper left, pastel on paper Sight size: 14 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (36.8 x 61.6cm) Sheet size: 15 x 24 3/4 in. (38.1 x 62.9cm) 2) Flowers Signed 'Hobson Pittman' upper right; also titled on label verso, pastel on paper Sight size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (21.6 x 28.9cm) Sheet size: 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (24.1 x 31.4cm) (2) Provenance Collection of Philip D. Jamison, Jr., West Chester, Pennsylvania. Property from the Estate of Philip D. Jamison, Jr. 1) In overall excellent condition. The sheet with very gentle handling creases along the edges. Pinpoint holes are present in the four corners, remnants of previous mounting. Frame: 24 1/2 x 34 x 1 in. 2) In overall excellent condition. The sheet is taped to the matboard along top edge verso. Frame: 18 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 1 in.

          Freeman's
        • Hobson Pittman, pastel on paper, 1955, exhibited
          May. 18, 2022

          Hobson Pittman, pastel on paper, 1955, exhibited

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1899-1972), "Still Life with Bottle", signed upper left, owner's name and exhibition labels on verso, matted and framed under glass, 19.5"h x 12"w (sight), 26"h x 18.25"w (frame)

          Millea Bros Ltd
        • Hobson Pittman (American, 1899/1900-1972), Still life with carnations, oil on board, 30 x 42in (76 x 107cm)
          May. 01, 2022

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1899/1900-1972), Still life with carnations, oil on board, 30 x 42in (76 x 107cm)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1899/1900-1972) Still life with carnations oil on board signed upper left Hobson Pittman, with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts label to reverse

          Andrew Jones Auctions
        • Hobson Pittman pastel still life with flowers
          Apr. 22, 2022

          Hobson Pittman pastel still life with flowers

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          Hobson Pittman (American 1890-1972), pastel still life with flowers, signed upper left, 12 1/2" x 6".  Provenance: A Villanova collection. Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • HOBSON PITTMAN STILL LIFE WATERCOLOR PAINTING 196
          Apr. 19, 2022

          HOBSON PITTMAN STILL LIFE WATERCOLOR PAINTING 196

          Est: $100 - $200

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1899-1972) Still life watercolor painting of roses. Signed Hobson Pittman '69. Sheet: 8 7/8"x11 7/8"

          Kamelot Auctions
        • HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) STUDY FOR STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS; TOGETHER WITH TWO COMPANIONS
          Dec. 13, 2021

          HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) STUDY FOR STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS; TOGETHER WITH TWO COMPANIONS

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Study for Still Life with Flowers; together with two companions 1) Study for Still Life with Poppies Signed and dated '58' upper left, pastel and pencil on paper Sheet size: 12 7/8 x 20 in. (32.7 x 50.8cm) 2) Floral Still Life I Signed upper right, pastel on paper Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (31.1 x 24.1cm) 3) Floral Still Life II Signed upper left, pastel on paper Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (31.1 x 24.1cm) (3) Provenance 1) Private Collection, Pennsylvania. 2) Frank S. Schwartz & Son Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private Collection, Pennsylvania. 3) Frank S. Schwartz & Son Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Footnote: Exhibited Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, n.d. Condition report: Frame 1: 21 x 26 1/2 x 1 in. mat stained, light ripples, hard crease bottom right 1", hinged along upper edge to matboard Frame 2: 21 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 in. hinged twice at top Frame 3: 21 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 in. ditto, inscribed in pencil '19248-B' bottom right verso

          Freeman's
        • HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) ROSES IN AN IRONSTONE PITCHER
          Dec. 13, 2021

          HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) ROSES IN AN IRONSTONE PITCHER

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Roses in an Ironstone Pitcher Signed bottom right, oil on canvas (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (41.9 x 31.1cm)) Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Condition report: In good overall condition. The canvas is slightly rippling, most visible in the upper left corner. Occasional areas of craquelure are present, particularly at the extreme edges where the canvas meets the frame. The painting has been varnished in a way that makes examination under UV light difficult. See Specialist's photos for details. Frame: 22 3/8 x 18 3/8 x 2 in.

          Freeman's
        • HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) STILL LIFE WITH POPPIES
          Dec. 13, 2021

          HOBSON PITTMAN (AMERICAN, 1900-1972) STILL LIFE WITH POPPIES

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Hobson Pittman (American, 1900-1972) Still Life with Poppies Signed upper left, oil on board (14 1/4 x 22 in. (36.2 x 55.9cm)) Provenance Babcock Galleries, New York, New York. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Condition report: In very good overall condition. Pinpoints of brown/black surface soiling are occasionally present on the white background. Frame: 18 7/8 x 26 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.

          Freeman's
        • Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/N.C.)
          Nov. 20, 2021

          Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/N.C.)

          Est: $1,800 - $2,500

          Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/North Carolina, 1899-1972) , "Still Life with a Bouquet of Flowers Posed on a Chair", oil on board, signed upper right, "Pook & Pook" label and printed label en verso, printed label on reverse of frame, 42 in. x 29 3/4 in., framed Provenance: Collection of Allison Kendrick, The Carroll-Crawford House, New Orleans.

          Neal Auction Company
        • Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/N.C.)
          Nov. 20, 2021

          Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/N.C.)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Hobson Lafayette Pittman (American/North Carolina, 1899-1972) , "Summer Pleasures", 1937, oil on canvas, signed lower right, pencil-signed, titled, dated, inscribed and 3 partial labels on stretcher, 2 "Pook & Pook" labels on reverse of frame, 28 in. x 38 1/8 in., framed Provenance: Collection of Allison Kendrick, The Carroll-Crawford House, New Orleans.Note: Noted artist and inspiring teacher, Hobson Pittman was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina to a merchant father and devoutly religious mother. Both sides of his family had long ties to eastern North Carolina. By the time he was sixteen, both of his parents had died, and Pittman moved to Philadelphia to live with a married sister. Pittman studied art at the Penn State University in State College and the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh before attending Columbia University and the Woodstock Summer Art School in New York. He left to study in Europe in 1928, the first of many trips he would make in his lifetime. During the 1930s and 1940s, he developed the stylistic and iconographic means through which he explored themes of loneliness and memory in his work—subjects he shared with numerous Southern writers of the period. Pittman became most well-known for his impressionist still lifes and arresting scenes of domestic interiors. In the work offered here from 1937, a scene of luxurious camping under the stars merges the indoors with nature in a setting illuminated by moonlight, appearing almost otherworldly or perhaps as in a dream of a distant memory of a happy childhood moment in North Carolina. As Ben F. Williams states in his foreword to the Hobson Pittman: Retrospective Exhibition His Work Since 1920 exhibition catalogue for the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1963, “Hobson Pittman’s works uniquely provide a continuity that would otherwise be lacking in any chronological recording through art of North Carolina’s past….it remained, then, for Hobson Pittman to set down in his poetic and gentle way his echoing of things past.” Ref.: “Hobson Lafayette Pittman (1899-1972).” Hickory Museum of Art. www.hickoryart.org. Accessed Oct. 11, 2021. Williams, Ben F. Hobson Pittman. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1963.

          Neal Auction Company
        • Hobson Pittman, Strawberries
          Nov. 11, 2021

          Hobson Pittman, Strawberries

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Hobson Pittman Strawberries watercolor on paper sight: 7.25 h × 9.25 w in (18 × 23 cm) Signed to upper edge 'Hobson Pittman'. condition: Dimensions are of sight and work has not been examined outside of frame. Work is good overall condition with few minor handling marks to upper left quadrant visible only in raking light. Work presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 18 x 20 inches.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, The Strom
          Nov. 11, 2021

          Hobson Pittman, The Strom

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Hobson Pittman The Strom c. 1935 oil on canvas 30 h × 36 w in (76 × 91 cm) Signed to lower left 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Sothebys, New York, American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 24 September 2008, Lot 183 Literature: New Hope for American Art, Alterman, pg. 394 illustrates this work condition: Work is in good condition and has been lined along tacking edge. Some craquelure throughout, however, painting has been stabilized. Work presents well overall. Framed without glazing measuring 40 x 46 inches.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Attr. Hobson Pittman, "Evening"
          Sep. 28, 2021

          Attr. Hobson Pittman, "Evening"

          Est: $200 - $300

          Attributed to Hobson Lafayette Pittman (Pennsylvania/North Carolina, 1899/1890 - 1972) oil on canvas depicting a woman resting her head on her hand near a vase of flowers, possibly the artist's wife, exhibition label verso from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, "The World of Hobson Pittman" housed in a modernist frame, 22" x 28" canvas, 27 1/2" x 33 1/2" framed. Provenance: Babcock Galleries.

          Old Kinderhook Auction Company
        • 2 Hobson Pittman woodcuts
          Sep. 25, 2021

          2 Hobson Pittman woodcuts

          Est: $200 - $400

          Hobson Pittman (1899-1972) 1.) ''Moonlit Interior''- woodcut, ca. 1936, signed, titled and numbered 30/60 in pencil. 9 7/8 x 7 7/8'' Exhibited in American Artists' Congress exhibitions, December 1936; Reproduced in America Today: A Book of 100 Prints (1936, 1977) 2.) ''Night''- woodcut, signed, titled and annotated '30 prints' in pencil. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4''

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • 2 Hobson Pittman woodblocks
          Sep. 25, 2021

          2 Hobson Pittman woodblocks

          Est: $200 - $400

          Hobson Pittman (1899-1972) 1.) ''Awakening Maltese''- woodblock, ca. 1936, signed, titled and annotated '50 prints' in pencil. 11 7/8 X 9 3/4" 2.) ''Parlour Table'' - woodblock, signed, titled and annotated '50 prints' in pencil. 10 1/4 x 12 1/4''

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • Hobson Pittman, Roses
          Apr. 29, 2021

          Hobson Pittman, Roses

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Hobson Pittman Roses pastel on paper 17.75 h × 11.75 w in (45 × 30 cm) Signed to upper left 'Hobson Pittman'. Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Rago upon request. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, The Rose
          Apr. 29, 2021

          Hobson Pittman, The Rose

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Hobson Pittman The Rose pastel on paper 17.75 h × 11.75 w in (45 × 30 cm) Signed to upper left 'Hobson Pittman'. Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Rago upon request. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Untitled
          Oct. 21, 2020

          Hobson Pittman, Untitled

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman Untitled 1969 watercolor on paper 15.625 h × 10.375 w in (40 × 26 cm) Signed and dated to lower right 'Hobson Pittman '69'. This work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey. condition: Work is in good overall condition and has not been examined outside of frame. Measurements are of sight. Sheet is toned with some minor spots of discoloration to right side. Work presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 26 x 21 inches.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Hobson Pittman, Avalon
          Jun. 26, 2020

          Hobson Pittman, Avalon

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Hobson Pittman Avalon 1958 watercolor on paper 7.5 h × 9.125 w in (19 × 23 cm) Signed and titled to upper left 'Avalon Hobson Pittman'. condition: Good overall condition. Sheet is faintly toned and has not been examined out of frame. Framed behind glass measuring 15 x 16 inches.

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        • Hobson Pittman, Lillies
          Jun. 26, 2020

          Hobson Pittman, Lillies

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Hobson Pittman Lillies pastel on Strathmore laid to board 24.5 h × 18.25 w in (62 × 46 cm) Signed to upper right 'Hobson Pittman'. Provenance: Newman Galleries, Philadelphia | Private Collection, Pennsylvania condition: Good condition with slight warping to board. Work has not been examined out of frame; measurements taken are of sight. Framed behind acrylic measuring 35 x 29 inches.

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        • Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Barns - Woodstock
          Jun. 13, 2020

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Barns - Woodstock

          Est: $400 - $600

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Barns - Woodstock charcoal on paper, signed and titled along the mat board, matted and framed under glass. SS 6 x 8.5 in.; DOA 15. x 19.25 in. Born in rural Edgecombe County, NC, Hobson Pittman moved to Pennsylvania in 1918. After several solo shows in Philadelphia, he was represented in the 1933 exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A celebrated regionalist, Pittman exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime and beyond. From the Collection of Barbara Boney Campbell, Tarboro, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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        • Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), August Poppies
          Jun. 13, 2020

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), August Poppies

          Est: $1,000 - $3,000

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), August Poppies pastel and pencil on paper, signed and titled at upper right, presented under glass in an attractive gilt frame with wide mat. SS 17.5 x 23 in.; DOA 27.25 x 32.25 in. Born in rural Edgecombe County, NC, Hobson Pittman moved to Pennsylvania in 1918. After several solo shows in Philadelphia, he was represented in the 1933 exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A celebrated regionalist, Pittman exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime and beyond. From the Collection of Barbara Boney Campbell, Tarboro, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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        • Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Interior at Night
          Jun. 13, 2020

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Interior at Night

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Hobson Pittman (NC/PA, 1899-1972), Interior at Night pastel on paper, signed at lower left, presented under glass with a silk mat and gilt frame. SS 13 x 22.5 in.; DOA 25 x 34 in. Born in rural Edgecombe County, NC, Hobson Pittman moved to Pennsylvania in 1918. After several solo shows in Philadelphia, he was represented in the 1933 exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A celebrated regionalist, Pittman exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime and beyond. Pittman was known especially for his depictions of quiet rooms, writing “rooms are wonder for me—I like rooms and doors and windows—Mystery shrouds them all—mystery not revealed or explained...” John Canaday, the late Art Editor of the New York Times, reveled in Pittman's interiors as being both "nostalgic and visionary," seemingly at once "still peopled by the remembered presences of romantic personages." The arrangement of furniture before a yawning window with balustrade, bears a striking similarity to The Lovers, a circa 1940 oil painting in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. One can even make out the shadow of a figure's profile above the undulating sofa back through the blue floor screen. From the Collection of Barbara Boney Campbell, Tarboro, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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        • Hobson Pittman (PA/NC, 1899-1972), Still Life with Oranges
          Apr. 11, 2020

          Hobson Pittman (PA/NC, 1899-1972), Still Life with Oranges

          Est: $25 - $25,000

          Hobson Pittman (PA/NC, 1899-1972), Still Life with Oranges oil on canvas board, signed and dated "1923?" on the label verso, presented in a later gilt frame. DOA 18.25 x 20.25 in. From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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        • Hobson Pittman, oil on board floral still life
          Jan. 17, 2020

          Hobson Pittman, oil on board floral still life

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Hobson Pittman (American 1890-1972), oil on board floral still life, signed upper left, 27" x 30".

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