Charles Hobson

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Charles Hobson is an artist who has worked with images and words for more than twenty years. Usually following literary or historical themes, his books have covered topics as diverse as famous couples who met in Paris (Parisian Encounters) and Leonardo's lessons on how to draw the human figure accompanied by monotypes of baseball players in action poses (Leonardo Knows Baseball).

Hobson uses pastel, monotypes and other printmaking variations (such as photogravure) to construct his images for books and works on paper. He has been a member of the faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1990 and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery, Stanford University, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Getty Center, among others. He has held season tickets to the San Francisco Giants since 1996.