animations of Faith Hubley
(1924-2001) have received wide acclaim for their humanistic vision.
Indigenous cosmologies and art, concerns of women, children and
the environment influenced Hubley as an artist and communicator.
She created works together with her husband, animator John Hubley,
until his death, and with the assistance of her children, animator
Emily Hubley and singer Georgina Hubley. The Hubleys won three
Oscars for short subject animation. For twenty-five years Hubley
taught young artists and filmmakers storyboard design at Yale
University's Department of Art. In 2000, a year before her death,
she was awarded the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Awards at
the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Reprinted from Sundance 2000 catalog:
I liberate [the image], get it out of its frame
all genuinely beautiful things, its very simple so its
I believe poetry more than I believe history.
I believe painting, folktales, mythology, good common sense. I
may know nothing; I just want my eyes open to many possibilities.
Screened by NMAI
Faith Hubley - courtesy of Lucious Barre; Faith Hubley - courtesy
of Animation World Magazine