About Forrest Hibbits


Born in Lompoc, California, 1905. Died 1996

A mid-century modernist and commercial artist, Hibbits was a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts.

During WWII he was an illustrator for the U.S. Air Force. He participated in exhibitions in most western art museums including the S. F. Museum of Art, De Young Museum, Oakland Museum of Art, and Palace of Legion of Honor.

He received numerous awards. Among them, California State Fair, 1966 and the Orange County National Water Color Show, 1967

A member of the California National Water Color Society, he is included in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art.