After reading English at Harvard, John Hubbard developed an interest in Chinese and Japanese art whilst working for the US army in Japan.
He has lived in Dorset since 1961 and his unique style of landscape painting fuses elements of Chinese painting and contemporary abstraction within the tradition of late 19th century European landscape sensibility. The result is work which conveys a strong sense of the feel of landscape, its essence and physical presence. As the New York Times critic wrote in 1986: “these are paintings to be savoured by those who like consistency in art”. His work can be seen in prominent public collections such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the National Gallery of Malaysia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery and the Yale Centre of British Art.