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Wood with Filtered Light
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Wood with Filtered Light 1965

John Hubbard (1931–2017)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Painter, designer and printmaker, born at Ridgefield, Connecticut, America. He studied at Harvard University, 1950–3, completed three years’ military service including time in Japan, then in 1956–8 studied at Art Students’ League of New York and with Hans Hofmann. From 1958–60 Hubbard lived in Rome and travelled through Europe, then moved to Dorset in 1961, settling in Chilcombe. Among a wide variety of activities Hubbard in 1968 designed décor and costumes for Dutch National Ballet’s Le Baiser de la Fée; in 1983 designed décor for the Royal Ballet’s production Midsummer; in 1985 painted the backcloth for Sylvia pas de Deux for the same company; was in 1988 invited resident artist at Poet’s House, New Harmony, Indiana; then in 1990 was guest in Malaysia of the National Gallery of Malaysia.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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