Alva "Ted" Hubbard (Hubbard Advertising Agency)

Ted Hubbard (1899 — 1989) was born in Michigan in 1899. He spent much of his youth in Southern California, and attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Political Science.

Hubbard’s work spans more than five decades, and consists mainly of hand-drawn pen & ink illustrations of Marin County, San Francisco, and Oakland. While there is no record of Ted ever receiving formal training in the graphic arts, his native ability and enthusiasm coupled with his lifelong love of news and illustration were major contributing factors in the development of his skills.

Some of Ted’s works were commissioned by Military and Parks Departments. Others were self-funded and focused on the Bay Area’s rapidly-growing local communities. Ted would sell advertising in his illustrations, then work with the local Chambers of Commerce to promote local businesses.

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