Wesley Hubley

Born: 1920  |  Died: 1991

Wesley Hubley. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Active mid to late 20th century.

Wesley Hubley, discovered by Chris Huntingdon,  was considered the ‘father’ of Nova Scotia folk art by him. Hubley took part in the first two Folk Art Festivals in Nova Scotia and he also appeared in the NFB film “Folk Art Found Me”. Wesley Hubley made carvings of birds, animals, fish and people. His works were usually painted in ‘as found’ colours and he often used ‘as found materials. His work is considered rare and is much sought after. Hubley is cited in ‘A Life of Its Own’ and ‘A Joyous Vision’*.

*Ref: Anne Sutherland and Zalman Amit. The Sutherland/Amit Collection. Smith Falls, Ont. 1994.

*Ref: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, A Life of Its Own Chris Huntington and the Resurgence of Nova Scotia Folk Art (1997).

Ref: Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival Society, A Joyous Vision – Contemporary Folk Art in Nova Scotia (1995).

Ref: The Black Sheep Gallery