Thelma Hulbert

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Thelma Hulbert (1913–1995) was an English visual artist known as a painter of still lives and landscapes.[1] Hulbert was a member of the Euston Road School of artists.[1]


Thelma Hulbert was born on 10 November 1913 in Bath, Somerset.[2] She was an only child.[2] At a young age she attended the Bath Art School.[2]

In 1934, at the age of 20, Hulbert moved to London. She later became a model, secretary and student with the Euston Road School of artists, which was founded in 1937, and became friends with Victor Pasmore, William Coldstream, and Claude Rogers.[1] Following the Second World War, she moved to the Holland Park neighborhood of London and began to teach art at the Camden School for Girls.[1] She later would teach at the Central School of Art and Design, where she remained until her retirement.[1] In 1958 she had a solo exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in London.[2] In 1962 Hulbert had a mid-career retrospective, entitled Thelma Hulbert: paintings and drawings, 1937-1962, at the Whitechapel Gallery, which was organized by Bryan Robertson.[2]

In 1984 Hulbert moved to Honiton where she lived and painted at Elmfield House.[1] After a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Hulbert died on 17 February 1995 in Honiton.[2]


In April 1998 Elmfield House re-opened as the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, a public art gallery hosting a programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions alongside a permanent collection of Thelma Hulbert's work.[3] It also has workshops and activities for the community, Learning Room with kids’ art & craft materials, a shop and refreshments area.

Public collections[edit]

Hulbert's work can be found in a number of public collections, including:


  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Thelma Hulbert" Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wright, Iona. "Obituaries: Thelma Hulbert", The Independent, Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Thelma Hulbert Gallery expands" Archived 2012-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, Arts Council, Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Thelma Hulbert", Tate, Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ "The blue screen, (1956) by Thelma Hulbert", Art Gallery of New South Wales, Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Thelma Hulbert", BBC Your Paintings, Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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