|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|From Sacramento, Hubert Buel had a successful career as an animator for
Walt Disney, teacher at Long Beach College, and with the San Francisco Chronicle, which he joined in 1938 and after World War II, served as Art Director. His amusing illustration, The Wonderful World of Animals, was nationally syndicated.|
a fine-art painter, he had a specialty of watercolor, and he won his
first painting award at age nine at the Fresno County Fair. He
graduated from UCLA and did post-graduate work at UC-Berkeley, Mills
College, University of Southern California, and Fresno State College.
assignments, he painted throughout the United States, Europe, and in
the Pacific, he did a series of paintings including views of Bora Bora
and Tahiti. During World War II, he was a naval officer in the
Pacific and did a number of watercolors of military encounters.
He continued to paint, mostly on location, until shortly before his
death on May 16, 1984 in San Francisco.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
|Biography from CalART.com:|
|Hubert Buel (1915-1984)...Born: Sacramento, CA|
Studied: Fresno State College (California), University of California (Los Angeles
Member: California Water Color Society.
Hubert Buel was born and raised in central California. In the early
1930s, he studied watercolor painting with Alexandra Bradshaw at Fresno
State College then continued his art education at the University of
California, Los Angeles. He worked briefly at the Walt Disney Studios
and taught at Long Beach City College until 1940.
During World War 11, he served as a United States Naval Officer in the
South Pacific. He took painting supplies with him and produced a number
of watercolors depicting island life and military involvement. After
the war, he worked at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios as a set designer
and then took a permanent job as art director at the San Francisco
Buel was a prolific watercolorist for fifty years. He often selected
Bay Area subject matter near his home in San Francisco, but also
painted in Hawaii, Mexico and Europe. The majority of his works were
produced on location and were painted with transparent watercolors. He
was a founding member of the West Coast Watercolor Society and became
president of that organization in 1974.
Biography provided courtesy of California Watercolors 1850-1970, By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last. Interview with Hubert Buel, 1983
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