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 Joseph Tubby  (1821 - 1896)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: landscape and portrait painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Joseph Tubby 1821-1896
Artist:  Rondout, New York
Painting Locations:
Hudson River School, paintings of Ulster County, Hudson River views, Landscapes in and around the Rondout (Kingston New York) often featuring The Catskills, Schwangunk Mountains and Hussey Mountain. Late in life he painted in New Jersey while living with his daughter
Joseph was friends with Jervis McEntee, and Julia McEntee Dillon, they were all influenced by John Vanderlyn of Kingston (1775-1852). In his early twenties, Tubby was inspired by Vanderlyn's sketches of Kingston, and one can see the ideas of Natural landscape with sky melding into ground with little human interference.

Tubby's daughter said that later in life, Tubby took lessons from someone named "Black" and that he was "accustomed to take long walks, always with a notebook in his pocket recording notes and making quick sketches."

Tubby shared studio space in New York City with Jervis McEntee and Frank Carpenter shortly after McEntee exhibited at the National Academy in 1850.T ubby exhibited at the National Academy several times after 1851.

During the third quarter of the19th century Tubby, listed several New York City addresses and studios  including 60 Madison Street/61 Quiney St. and 87 Gold Street.

Exhibitions include
National Academy 1851- 1884
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 1883
Senate House Museum Kingston NY 1953
Friends of Historic Kingston, 2008,with published catalog on the artist
Tubby did not use a consistent signature during his career. Many paintings are signed and titled on the reverse of the canvas or on paper labels and notations on the stretchers; otherwise signed on the front "J.Tubby" with a date
Museum and Institution holdings include
Friends of Historic Kingston
Senate House State Historic Site
Adirondack Museum
Mohonk Mountain House
New York Historical Society
Smith College Museum of Art
Montclair Art Museum
Written and submitted by Sanford Levy, who wrote that "all this information is available in the catalog I authored from the 2008 exhibition "Of the Works of Joseph Tubby" at the Friends of Historic Kingston  Gallery

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