Mountain Landscape [French Broad River]
Alfred Colby Hockings (1895-1957) received his art training from The Art Institute of Chicago, where he later taught. While in Chicago he designed trademarks for food products and drew cartoons for advertisements. Requiring rest in order to recover from a heart attack, Hockings moved to the low country of South Carolina. In the summertime, Hockings traveled throughout the mountains of North Carolina, painting landscapes. Hockings combined his hunting, fishing and painting skills to create paintings of American outdoor scenes. He died in 1957, and is buried in Ocean Woods Cemetery near Myrtle Beach, SC.