The Charles Hobson Collection contains correspondence, design notes, drawings, prints, prototypes, copper plates, etc. used
in the creation and publication of artist books.
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.
35 Linear Feet
61 boxes, 6 oversize folders
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not
an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission
or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Collection is open for research.