Philippa Hobbs

Philippa Hobbs, a well known printmaker, born in 1955, is a published South African art historian, artist and art collector. She studied art at the Johannesburg College of Art, and completed a post-graduate printmaking course at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia). She continued her studies further through University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Technikon Witwatersrand. Hobbs was a senior Professor of History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 1988 to 1993. Hobbs currently works at the MTN Art Collection as Curator and as the Arts and Culture Portfolio Senior Manager.

Philippa Hobbs continued her art making through personal practice and teaching, both at tertiary institutions and in her own teaching studio.

Together with Professor Elizabeth Rankin, she also produced a definitive book on print making in South Africa.

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