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Bruce Bobick papers

Identifier: MS-0023

Scope and Content

Correspondence, drawings, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, subject files, and other materials.

Materials pertain to Bobick's art exhibitions over the years, along with his submission for the Flight 93 National Memorial competition and his application for the Fulbright Scholar Program. Also included is the CAA Professional Practices Committee's "Has the M.F.A. Outlived its Usefulness as a Terminal Degree?" and six tapes of panel discussion on the topic. There is also folders of Bobick's personal correspondence, notes regarding his trip to China in 1993, a file on the Arts in Congress program initiated by Congressman Newt Gingrich, and a file on Bobick's work with the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.


  • 1968-2005


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Open to all users; no restrictions.

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As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical History

J. Bruce Bobick is a native of Pennsylvania. He received the B.S. degree in Art Education and the M.Ed. in Art Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He was assistant professor of art at Western Illinois University 1968-1972 and associate professor of art there 1972-1976. In 1976 he came to West Georgia College as associate professor of art, in 1981 becoming professor of art, and from 1979 until his retirement in 2005 he was chair of the Department of Art.

He has won over fifty awards for his artwork, including first place for a Watercolor at the 6th Annual Georgia National Fair, in Perry, Georgia in 1995, First Prize for the "1982 Georgia Watercolor Society Member Exhibition" in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1982, and the Pittsburgh National Bank Award for "Aqueous Open '78" at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in 1978. His professional affiliations include the Professional Practices Committee: College Art Association of America from 1999-2001, the National Watercolor Society in Los Angeles, California, the Watercolor USA Honor Society Board of Directors in 1997, and the Georgia Watercolor Society, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 1979. He has several local commissions for his artwork, including a watercolor titled "Butterfly Triptych II" at the Ramada Inn in Carrollton, Georgia, the "Sporangium Disseminating Spores" ceramic mural in the Ingram Library, and the "Syncopatic Leaf Forms" watercolor and acrylic panels at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts, both at the University of West Georgia.

Bobick was an associate professor of art at West Georgia College from 1976-1981 before being promoted to a professor of art in 1981. He served as the chair of the Department of Art from 1979 until his retirement in 2005.


11.19 Linear feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 oversized folders, 5 oversize tubes)




Papers of art department faculty member, Bruce Bobick. Materials include correspondence, drawings, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, subject files, and other materials.


Boxes 1-6 and 12-16 are arranged alphabetically by folder title.


J. Bruce Bobick, October 19, 2007, with additions in 2010, 2012, 2013, and May 2018.

Processed By

Processed by Tiffany Luoma and Blynne Olivieri, 2009 and 2014; Shanee' Murrain in 2018; and by Jennah MacPherson in 2020.
Guide to the Bruce Bobick papers 1978-2004 MS-0023
Finding aid prepared by Written by Tiffany Luoma and Blynne Olivieri, 2009 and 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States