TOBIN George Timothy


Oil on canvas board mounted to foam core board: 62 x 43.5 cm / 24.4 x 17.1 ins
Signed lower right

Painter of portraits, genre scenes and animals; illustrator, draughtsman, watercolourist, etcher and pastellist.

George Timothy Tobin was a native of Weybridge, Vermont, and later settled in New Rochelle, New York, where he was a founding member of the New Rochelle Art Association. He produced illustrations for magazines like “Harper’s Bazaar” (cover, December 1906), “The Century”, “Publishers Weekly”, and “St. Nicholas”. He illustrated children’s books by authors such as Ruth Ogden and Charles Dickens. He produced a series of drawings of American presidents and other notables like critic Hamilton Wright Mabie.

Tobin worked in watercolour, ink, pencil, pastel, and (later) drypoint etching. His work is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American Illustration, the Fogg Art Museum, and the New York Public Library.

Provenance: The Amity Arts Foundation Collection.

Vermont 1864 - 1956
American School

Cambridge (MA) - New York - Washington D.C.

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 13, p. 1015.
"George T. Tobin, Artist and Illustrator Who Did Portraits of the Noted, Is Dead; Painted Distinguished Men", New York Times, May 7, 1956.