Hubbell Archive Project

James Hubbell Archive Project

The Ilan-Lael Foundation has the enviable task of creating and maintaining a database of information about artist James Hubbell’s life and career. The records we are assembling document artworks, patterns, plans, photographs, film, video, books and paper records that span Hubbell’s career and life.  These include rare and unusual artworks such as Jim’s sketchbooks from his time as a soldier in Korea, personal correspondence, audio and video interviews, Hubbell Studio business records, exhibition records, and a treasure trove of patterns for stained glass and other projects, just to name a few.  James’s life and work span a number of important art periods and genres including California mid-century, post-modern, organic, and arts and crafts.  We are preserving and digitizing this work to make it accessible to collectors and scholars and curators, to help educate future generations, and, to build the provenance that will help increase the value of Hubbell artwork in years to come.  If you own a piece of Hubbell art, you understand the value that this archive holds for scholars and for patrons.
A dollar for dollar matching grant is currently active for the Hubbell Archive Project. Please consider supporting this program and know that every dollar you give is providing two dollars for this important work.