William James Hubard
(1807 - 1862)
William James Hubard was active/lived in Virginia. William Hubard is known for portrait, profilist, interior, sculpture.
Biography William James Hubard
Born in Warwick, England, William Hubard became a portrait painter of historical interest, but his execution is considered awkward and ordinary. When he was a child, his early talent for cutting likenesses was discovered by a man named Smith, who took advantage of him. Smith brought Hubard to the United States in 1824, and Hubard, after 3 years in Boston and New York, broke away from him.
Gilbert Stuart persuaded Hubard to begin oil portraits, and with the help of Thomas Sully, he set up a studio as a portrait painter in 1829. Between 1838 and 1851, he added genre and historical themes to his repertoire and in 1850 began sculpture. He spent his savings and seven years on a marble bust of George Washington, a copy of one by Jean Houd
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