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Researching James Hubbell

By Edward A. Schatz, archivist

Photo by Edward A. Schatz

For nearly twenty years now, I have been documenting, photographing, and videotaping the works of artist James Hubbell. This collection will be the cornerstone of his archives, and is a measure still in progress.

Like many things from the past, many links in the chain connecting the present time to the past have been lost. I have gone on the words of more people and clients than I can remember in the search of these works. I am placing this article here, with the generosity of SOHO San Diego, in the hopes of reaching out to the public and private sectors, in the hope of uncovering James Hubbell's legacy.

I would ask you; that if you have in your residence, or business, works done by James Hubbell, have contacts with individuals having work by James Hubbell, know definitively locations of James's works (specifically older projects), or have old photos/slides of his work; to please contact me.

Everyone in San Diego is aware of the enormous losses incurred at their Wynola county hilltop residence, and all of the years of records that were lost to the fire that walked the hills of San Diego in 2003. I have through these years endeavored to find everything possible and never shirked from this mission. Those of you that know the historical value of this selfless artist and his family, and the years of giving they've endowed upon the communities around the world, will understand the value of this historical archive.

I may be reached by email; at or residential phone number (562) 633-3503, and will make every attempt to record your work. If you have any problems reaching me at these locations, leave a message with SOHO, and I will check in from time to time for those.

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 3


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