John Hubbard: Looking Back


Apr 01 2013 - Jul 07 2013

John Hubbard is known in the region as a prolific oil painter, capturing the natural light and rugged outdoors the Upper Midwest is known for. Hubbard is also an accomplished printmaker and papermaker, specializing in lithography and intaglio. This exhibition celebrates Hubbard’s work through a retrospective of paintings, drawings and works on paper made by the artist over his career.

Originally from New York state, Hubbard has been living in the Upper Peninsula since 1969. He received a BFA from Boston University and a MFA from Syracuse University. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Michigan Creative Artist Grant, an artist residency at Isle Royale, and has had work in over 200 juried exhibitions with 21 one-man shows throughout the Midwest and Canada. He has work in the collections of Dow Chemical Company, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Mabel Larson Drawing Collection, Neville Public Museum and 20 other permanent collections.

Professor Hubbard has been teaching painting and printmaking at Northern Michigan University for over forty years. He has been integral in the growth of the School of Art and Design, having taught and mentored many students during his time there. A special concurrent exhibition will take place at the DeVos Art Museum featuring artwork made by former students of Hubbard from all time periods of his career.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of the John X. and June A. Jamrich Endowment.