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George Thompson Hobbs
Date: American architect and artist, 1846–1929
Biography: The son of Philadelphia architect Isaac H. Hobbs, George Hobbs followed in his father's footsteps, studying architecture and joining his practice. However, in the 1870s the younger Hobbs also studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in Europe and joined the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In 1887, Hobbs announced his retirement from architecture to pursue painting.