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Hobson Pittman Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Hobson Pittman (1899 or 1900-1972) was an American painter known for his still life florals, interiors, and lanscape paintings. He attended Pennsylvania State University (1921-1922), Columbia University (1924-1925) and Carnegie Tech, and became nationally recognized as a teacher of art. He taught at numerous colleges, universities and art institutions over more than forty years.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hobson Pittman Papers consists of printed material, photographs of Pittman, and a brief essay by him, on his work.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

One exhibit catalog was transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.

Subject Headings


Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972.


Art teachers -- United States.
Artists -- United States -- 20th century.
Artists as teachers.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American.

Genres and Forms

Exhibition catalogs.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hobson Pittman Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Hobson Pittman, 1965.

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