Morris Henry Hobbs
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Hobbs studied at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1936, he was invited to exhibit a solo show at the Smithsonian Institution.He invented the miniature etching press and many etching tools. He served as Director of the Chicago Society of Etchers. After visiting New Orleans to exhibit at the Arts and Crafts Club, Hobbs relocated to the city. He is best known for his nudes and for the architectural etchings and drypoints of his adopted city.