Illustrator, notably of children’s and educational books, landscape and portrait painter, and teacher, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. He studied at the College of Art there, then Edinburgh College of Art, then spent a year in continental Europe on a travelling scholarship. After National Service he taught at Keighley, Harrogate and Huddersfield Schools of Art. From 1960 became the prolific illustrator of children’s titles, with several hundred to his credit. Gordon Boshell, Dick Cate, Nicholas Fisk, Richard Parker and Jenny Seed were especially illustrated. Stubley was made a member of RP in 1974, Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in 1976 and Association of Illustrators in 1979, and in 1986 he was made an associate of RBA. Landscapes of Yorkshire’s hill towns, such as Holmfirth, where he lived, were favourite subjects.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)