About the Artist
Dave Hobrecht, World-Renowned Black & White Sports Artist
Dave Hobrecht is a sports enthusiast whose life was changed at age 13 when he was hit by a car. Upon waking up in a hospital bed two weeks later, Hobrecht learned he would no longer have the opportunity to fulfill his dreams as an athlete. With both legs shattered and his goals of athletic success shattered, too, he chose instead to refocus his efforts toward documenting sport through art.
Over the next 18 months, Hobrecht learned that his breaks from physical therapy empowered him to create for himself a new canvas on life. He sketched image after image from his favorite sports magazines, baseball cards, newspapers and books. Ultimately, after coming home to his family and friends, it became apparent that this young artist had found a new way to participate in the sports he loved so much growing up.
Later, Hobrecht graduated from the prestigious Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and after several years working in his family's business, he began his professional art career.