Bess Hubbard was born in 1896 and spent all her adult life in Lubbock. Initially seeing her artwork as a hobby, Bess later continued her education by studying art at various institutions, including the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. While studying, she was quickly noted for her impressionist paintings and lithographs before beginning work on sculpting, jewelry, and stained glass in the 1940s. By the 1950s, she had become internationally recognized, with her work being exhibited in places such as the Seattle Art Museum, the Museums of Fine Arts in Little Rock, Houston, and Dallas, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum at Texas Tech University in her hometown of Lubbock, as well as galleries in London, England, and other European countries. One of her sculptures can be found at the City of Lubbock Cemetery in the Hubbard Family plot. Bess died in March of 1977 and was interred at her family plot in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Bess Hubbard was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2022.