Heritage Prints for Sale
William G. Hobbs was born in Alderney in the Channel Islands and came to settle in Canada in 1959. Notwithstanding the considerable demands in time along imposed upon him by his role of physician and surgeon in a rural community, he managed to develop a technical skill in painting which won him first place in a major Canadian art show in 1978.
He took the first place at the fifth Texas Instruments Art Show in 1976 and second place at the seventh in 1978.
He had been honored with a number of one man shows, as well as having his work selected for showing at the international Grand Prix of Contemporary Art in Monte Carlo. His work was on exhibit at the Winter Garden Pavilion in December, 1978 under the high patronage of their Serene Highnesses, the Sovereign Prince and Princess of Monaco.
Much of Hobbs' work reflects the influence his immigration had on him, as is portrayed in a series consisting of six major works on the subject.
Hobbs studied painting for four years in England and finally switched from the West of England Academy of Art to the medical school at Bristol University.
He has also attended courses at the Pan American University, Banff School of Fine Arts, and the Emma Lake Campus of the University of Saskatchewan.
His work is in many North American and European collections, as well as the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and President Mitterand of France.
Hobbs' paintings have recently appeared on the covers of several international magazines.
Dr. Hobbs currently resides in Brandon and has completed several works of art based on Brandon scenes. He has generously allowed the Brandon General Museum and Archive Inc. to develop a Brandon Historical Print set, using six of his Brandon scenes.
For sale 6 signed and numbered out of 400 prints from the Brandon Heritage Print series. They measure 24” X 19”. The cost $50 per Print. These prints are a fundraiser for the Brandon general Museum, and have been generously donated by Dr. W. G. Hobbs.
The six Prints are Titled:
- Brandon’s Canadian National Prince Edward Hotel and Station
- The C.P.R. Station. A C.P.R. east bound train passes the Empire Brewery in the late 1920’s
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- Royal Hudson #2816 visits Brandon
- Northern Pacific Railway #5-Night train to Pembina
- The Great Northern Railway Gas Electric #2327 arrives in Brandon
For information about purchasing one of these prints, please contact the Brandon General Museum and Archives Inc. at 204-717-1514.