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 Hubert Morley  (1888 - 1951)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/Wisconsin      Known for: etching, watercolor and china painring

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Hubert Morley was born August 11, 1888 in L A Crosse, Wisconsin.  He attended Central High School there.  His early interest and ability in art are shown by his sketches and paintings of his older sister and their friends and neighbors.  He took lessons in china painting at this time from a neighbor.  After high school graduation he held a secretarial position at the Segelke and Kohlhaus Lumber Co. of La Crosse, and for a time worked as a railway clerk in Fargo, North Dakota.  He was called into army service in 1918.

At the end of World War I, he moved to Chicago and entered the Academy of Fine Arts.  He worked as a commercial artist for the Triad Company of Chicago for many years.  From 1942-46 to support the war effort, he worked as a draftsman for the Corps of Engineers, War Department.

Although he used his considerable talents in water colors, oils, and china painting, the art of etching became his favorite medium.  He belonged to the Chicago Society of Etchers and every year he exhibited in etching shows in many states.  He completed over 160 etchings during his years in Chicago.

In 1935 he won first prize in etching at the Third International Exhibit of Etching and Engraving which opened in Chicago on March 21st.  From the thousands or prints submitted from fifteen countries, only 184 were accepted including Track Crew by Hubert Morley.  It was awarded first prize, and a copy of the etching was purchased for the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

His etching Twilight Reverie is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art and Cloudy Skyride was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C.  Wind in the Willows is in the permanent collection of the Illinois State Museum of Art, Springfield, Illinois. Willow Screen is part of the permanent collection in the National Bibliotheque in Paris, France.  Other Morley etchings are in museums and private collections in the United States and abroad.  Some of his etchings were done at the request of famous dancers and ballerinas.  He is listed in Who's Who in American Art, vol 1-5.

Hubert Morley never married but remained very close to his sister and her family who lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  He spent his holidays and vacations and many weekends with them in the old Morley home on 7th Street where he had lived as a youth.  In 1948, he became seriously ill with arteriosclerosis and moved from Chicago to Hyattsville, Maryland to live with a niece.  In 1951 while visiting a nephew and a niece in Pittsburg he died on October 30th.

Submitted by William Lord, February 2010

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