George T. TOBIN

George Timothy Tobin (1864-1956) was born in Weybridge, Vermont where he also seems to have grown up.  By early adulthood, having shown some promise as a self-taught artist, George Tobin relocated to New York City, where he worked in a dry goods store to make a living.  While there he took night classes at Cooper Union when his time would permit it.  Thanks to his acquaintance of George Brush, whom Tobin admired, and whose acquaintance he made while works occasionally at the Art Student’s League, he gave up his day job and became a teacher in the Workmen’s School, conducted by Felix Adler’s Ethical Society.  Free to draw and paint full-time George Tobin quickly developed a strong ability for portraiture, while not shying away from other subjects.  Settled in New Rochelle, where he seems to have lived for a long time, Tobin made a living as an illustrator, as a teacher, and as an in-demand portraitist.  He left behind a great many portraits of dignitaries, as well as illustrational drawings.  As a printmaker he is known for fine shaded drypoints, which almost look like etchings.  These works are mostly depictions of people, with a certain propensity towards the female nude.

Central Park Rocks
$300

Central Park Rocks

TOBIN, George T

Color pencil on light gray wove paper, circa 1910.    A young boy sits on Central Park’s rocks, picturing himself in some wild land. Were it not fo...

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Central Park Pond
$275

Central Park Pond

TOBIN, George T

Color pencil on light gray wove paper, circa 1910.    Mothers or nannies daydream as children, mostly absent from the composition, sail toy boats o...

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George T Tobin - Riverside Drive - Pastel - women walking down path on green hill - detail
$250

Riverside Drive

TOBIN, George T

 Color pencil on light gray wove paper.     In this drawing the drive is clearly laid out, as is suggested by the row of young trees being lit up b...

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George Timothy Tobin - Madonna - dedicated to Revere Whistehuff - 1938 - detail Sold
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Madonna

TOBIN, George T

Drypoint or etching on Japan wove paper.Edition of 100.Signed and initialed, titled, editioned, dedicated “To Revere Whistehuff”, and dated “June 1...

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