Whitney Myron Hubbard (1875-1965)
WHITNEY MYRON HUBBARD (1875-1965)
- Afternoon by the Water
- Oil on board
- 10 x 8 inches
- Signed lower left
Hubbard, a longtime resident of Greenport, Long Island, was recognized for his regional landscapes and marine subjects painted en plein-air in an impressionistic style. Hubbard was born in Middletown, Connecticut, and his ancestors were some of the earliest settlers of the Connecticut River Valley. Upon moving to New York, Hubbard was a public school teacher before he became a student at the Art Students League in New York. In 1912, he left his teaching career behind to begin painting full-time. He began to exhibit widely, showing his paintings at the National Academy of Design, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Brooklyn Art Museum. This painting of two fashionable young women enjoying a leisurely afternoon near the water, is typical of Hubbard’s vibrant palette and impressionistic style.