Walter Bobbett (1861-1938)


Walter Bobbett (1861-1938)
American Golden Age illustrator & painter ;
Walter Babbett ; Walt Bobbett ; Walt Babbett ; 
[Born May 6, 1861 in Brooklyn, NY – died May 17, 1938 in Woodstock, NY died in a house fire]


FAD record control number: 49864 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Walter Bobbett (1861-1938) biography:

Birth: May 6, 1861 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Death: May 17, 1938 in Woodstock, NY died in a house fire ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
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Known for: Landscape painting? ;
Medium: Oil ; pen & ink ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: People ; landscapes? ; animals ; genre ;

Areas: Brooklyn, NY (1861-ca.1900) ; New York, NY (1935) ; Woodstock, NY (by 1920-1938) ; Bremen, Germany (1897) ; Southampton, England (1897) ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY (1861-ca.1900) ; New York, NY ; Woodstock, NY (by 1920-1938) ;
Father: Albert Bobbett (1824-1888), English born wood engraver ;
Mother: Marion [also listed as Marian] (Saunders) Bobbett (1837-1935) ;
Relatives: Charles Albert Bobbett (1863-1955), brother ; Louise Bobbett (1864-1937), sister ; Frederick William Bobbett (1869-1953), brother ;
Spouse: Mary Eloise (Cox) Ralph Bobbett (1873-1922), married 1914 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Children: Mary Elizabeth Ralph (1896-1935), step-daughter (from his wife’s first marriage to Richard Folsom Ralph (1869-1949), there is no record of Mary Elizabeth living with the couple) ;

Training: Private study under his father, Albert Bobbett (1824-1888), English born wood engraver ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (ca.1878) ;
Instructors: Albert Bobbett (1824-1888) ;
Work: Illustrations for St. Nicholas magazine (September, 1885) ; St. Nicholas magazine (May, 1886, Century Co., New York) “How Conrad lost his school books” illustrated by Walter Bobbett ; Mr. Picket-pin and his friends by Price Collier with illustrations by Walter Bobbett (1894) ; New England Magazine, “A frontier army post” by Price Collier illustrated by Walter Bobbett (July, 1893) ; Collier’s magazine (1895) ; Small songs for small singers by G. Schirmer illustrated by Walter Bobbett (1896, New York, NY) ; Earth sky and air in song by W H Neidlinger & illustrated by Walter Bobbett, book 2 (1900) ; Zanzibar tales : told by natives of the coast of East Africa by George W. Bateman illustrated by Walter Bobbett (1901) ; The owl and the woodchuck : with a few others, a song story by W. H. Neidlinger illustrated by Walter Bobbett (1901, Rand, McNally & Co., New York, NY) ; The king of Kinkiddie by Raymond Fuller Ayres illustrated by Walter Bobbett (1904, Dutton & Co., New York, NY) ;


Exhibited with: Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (1878), as a student ;




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May 2, 2019


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