James Hubbell is the principal creative force behind Ilan-Lael. He is an artist, architectural designer, a poet, jeweler, sculptor and designer in metal, wood, stained glass, and tile. He is also a teacher to students of architecture and design throughout the world. Hubbell’s formal education was at Cranbrook Art Academy in 1955-56 where he studied Eli Saarinen’s accommodation to nature and applied it to his own work. Travel inspired his work, including tours of Europe where he encountered the work of Gaudi; Africa and its rich sculptural traditions; and Asia, where he painted murals for the Army while serving in the Korean War. Hubbell has received numerous awards, honors, and lifetime achievement recognition from such varied organizations as Rotary International, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the United Nations Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
For a more complete list of James’s career, view his resume.
Where to See James Hubbell’s Public Art
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Visit the James T. Hubbell website.
James Hubbell’s public art is available to visit in many areas throughout San Diego County, Baja Mexico, and the West Coast.
…in Central San Diego
…in East and North County
…on the West Coast
…in Baja California, Mexico