“All passes. Art alone enduring stays to us,” the poet, Henry Dobson, wrote. And while Hubert has passed, and his website has languished, there is now a renewed enthusiasm for his artistic achievements—a Renaissance.
A new generation of art lovers is discovering a master artist’s skills and spiritual discernment. They are collecting his landmark books, Jericho: The South Beheld, published in 1974, and Home to Jericho, published in 1987. They are wanting to know more about Hubert Shuptrine and see more of his heartfelt works: the people whose faces and stories inspired him and, thus, were immortalized; the beauty of ordinary things and the commonplace rendered as a tribute to vanishing traditions and heritage. They are encapsulated for all time.
This collection of giclées is a broad representation from a proud body of work. It was the artist’s final focus of creative expression.
In this renaissance, the energies seen and felt will be heightened with ongoing archival materials. I will share them with Hubert’s collectors and art lovers everywhere. Indeed, his legacy endures to us and for us.
Phyllis Shuptrine Best
Executrix, Estate of Hubert Shuptrine