Richard William Hubbard (1816 - 1888)
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Richard William Hubbard was born in Middletown, Connecticut, where he attended Yale College before moving to New York City to pursue a career in painting. After training under Samuel F.B. Morse at New York University, he moved to Europe to study art history. While in Europe, his painting style was highly influenced by the light and atmospheric paintings of Claude Lorraine. In 1842, Hubbard returned to New York to set up his studio in the famed Tenth Street Studio Building. He made frequent trips to the White Mountains and Catskills to paint. His works depict grassy hills, rocks, and overall pastoral beauty and he is most well known for his attention to intricate detail. Hubbard was named an Associate and Academician at the National Academy of Design, was elected the third president of the Brooklyn Art ASsociation, and served as a founder of the Artist's Fund Society. He has exhibited his landscape paintings at major venues, such as the National Academy of Design, the American-Art Union, the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Art Association.