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 William Morris Hunt  (1824 - 1879)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Vermont      Known for: portrait, landscape, genre and figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for William Morris Hunt
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Birth
1824 (Brattleboro, Vermont)
 
Death
1879 (Appledore, Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire)

Lived/Active
Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Vermont




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portrait, landscape, genre and figure painting

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Impressionists Pre 1940
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One of the most influential and respected artists in Boston during the late 19th century, William Morris Hunt was a leading proponent of the French Barbizon School of painting, the precursor of Impressionism.  He was a landscape, genre, and portrait painter, a highly respected teacher, and widely read writer.  His engaging personality combined with his talents to make him the leading arbiter of aesthetics in New England where he was one of the first artists to inject French infl (showing 500 of 10885 characters).



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