The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

December 2, 2011

The annual Hobson Pittman Holiday exhibition

‘Hobson Pittman: the artist’s travel journal’


TARBORO — The works have been  selected for the annual Hobson Pittman Holiday exhibition, tentatively titled “Hobson Pittman: the artist’s travel journal”.  The show is expected to be ready for public by next Friday.

 Works chosen this year feature much of what Pittman sketched (pencil and watercolors) during his travels at home and abroad and also some of the paintings he produced from those sketches.  Pittman traveled extensively in Europe and the Orient, a passion most likely fueled in 1928 when he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Europe for the first time where he visited major art museums and did a series of watercolors.   From then on, the artist traveled between the United States, Europe and the Orient, teaching and studying painting and art.

 The Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery is on the upper floor of the c. 1808 Blount-Bridgers House located at 130 Bridgers Street in Tarboro‚Äôs unique historic district and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 until 4 and on Sundays from 2 until 4.