Anne Gould Hauberg, American arts patron, Died at 98

Anne Gould Hauberg was born on November 13, 1917, and died on April 11, 2016.

She was an American civic activist, philanthropist, and patroness of the arts.

Annie Laurie Westbrook Gould, later changed this to Anne Westbrook Gould.

She was the daughter of Seattle architect and educator Carl F. Gould and Dorothy Fay Gould.

She was raised in Seattle and studied architecture at the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning for two years (she was particularly influenced by faculty member Lionel Pries), then spent a year at Vassar, before enrolling at the Cambridge School of Architecture and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but she returned to Seattle on the death of her father in 1939.

During June 1941, Anne Gould married John Hauberg, a timber heir, who attended Princeton University and graduated from the University of Washington College of Forestry in 1949.

Hauberg’s philanthropic job was launched when two of the couple’s three children proved to be mentally disabled.

The Haubergs gave funds for the creation of the Pilot School for Neurologically Impaired Children which opened in 1960 in two small buildings on the University of Washington campus.

Today the school is still open as the EEU (Experimental Education Unit), a portion of the University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability.

In the 1950s, the Haubergs emerged as patrons of the arts in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

They not only collected art works, but provided support for emerging Northwest artists.

Since the 1960s, Anne Hauberg mainly focused on supporting the crafts through another philanthropiic organization, the Friends of the Crafts.

Since the 1960s, she was involved in the Seattle Municipal Art Commission, and she was a founding member of the civic activist organization, the “Committee of 33.”

During 1969, Anne and John Hauberg together supported Dale Chihuly’s idea for a glass-blowing summer school program in the rural Northwest.

The subsequent development of this program became the Pilchuck Glass School.

Herself and John Hauberg divorced in 1978-79.

Anne followed her activities in the arts and was deeply involved in the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Pilchuck School and other Northwest arts organizations.

Also, she was an honorary member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen.

During 2007, the University of Washington Libraries’ Artist Images Award was renamed the Anne Gould Hauberg Artist Images Award in her honor.

Anne Gould Hauberg died at 98 yrs old.