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John Hubley

 (1914 - 1977)
John Hubley was active/lived in California, Connecticut, Wisconsin.  John Hubley is known for film art director, animation, easel and mural painting.

Biography   John Hubley

John Hubley was born in Marlette, WI on May 21, 1914. Hubley studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. From 1934-41 he worked for Disney Studios, first as a cel painter and later as art director of such films as Pinocchio, Bambi, and the Rite of Spring segment of Fantasia. Following service in WWII, he was a director at UPA until 1953. He then formed his own company called Storyboard which he operated until his demise at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Feb. 21, 1977. During his career he was nominated eleven times for an Academy Award and won three.

Exh: Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1936; Albertson Bookshop (LA), 1938; Coronet Theater (LA), 1938; Animation Art Festival (LA), 1951.

Murals: Whittier High School; P

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
World Encyclopedia of Cartoons; NY Times & Los Angeles Times, 2-23-1977 (obituary)

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