Green & Yellow by Clark Hobart

Green & Yellow by Clark Hobart

Green & Yellow

Clark Hobart

Title

Green & Yellow

 
Artist

Clark Hobart

  1868 - 1948 (biography)
Year
c. 1915  
Technique
color monotype, printed from a canvas matrix 
Image Size
10 3/4 x 14 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil signed in left center margin 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
hand titled on verso: "45 Green & Yellow" extremely faded brown ink, upper margin. 
Reference
Hobart 45 
Paper
soft fibrous white 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
10056 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

"Green & Yellow" is titled and numbered "45" in sepia ink on the verso. Hobart numbered his monotypes sequentially.

A work similar to this, "Indian Summer" is illustrated in color in the book 'Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America', Joann Moser, Smithsonian Press, 1997; figure 103, page 104. Moser's comments also apply to "Green & Yellow":

"Hobart's serious involvement with monotypes is indicated by the fact that he signed all of them and gave most impressions an individual title, inscribed in pencil beneath the image. Ranging from exhuberant, impressionistic compositions....to softer, more atmospheric idylls such as (in this case, "Green and Yellow"), printed from a canvas surface..."

Clark Hobart was part of a group of California printmakers who were working in monotype in the early 20th century but he and Xavier Martinez were the only artists to exhibit them at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, with 12 monotypes shown by Hobart. He won a Silver Medal for these works.