Harlan Hubbard

(American, 1900-1988)

Born in Bellevue, Kentucky, Hubbard was the youngest of three brothers. Hubbard and his mother followed his brothers to New York City, where he remained until he graduated from the National Academy of Design. He then attended the Cincinnati Art School. After completing his formal education, Hubbard settled in Fort Thomas in Northern Kentucky until distraught by industrial development’s impact on the national world, he famously denounced modern society and moved to a cabin on the banks of the Ohio. Influenced by Thoreau, Hubbard wrote two books on his simple lifestyle at Payne Hollow. Aside from his writings, he became regionally well known as a Midwestern artist who specialized in oil paintings of riverboats and landscapes.

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