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 William Herbert (Buck) Dunton  (1878 - 1936)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Maine / Mexico      Known for: Western genre-figure painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for William Dunton
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Birth
1878 (Augusta, Maine)
 
Death
1936 (Taos, New Mexico)

Lived/Active
New Mexico/Maine / Mexico


Self portrait - W Herbert Dunton - Self Portrait


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Western genre-figure painting, illustration

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Taos Pre 1940
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Born on a farm near Augusta, Maine, W. Herbert Dunton became a leading American illustrator and renowned painter in the early art colony of Taos, New Mexico.  His specialty was painting the untamed West before it disappeared.

Especially helpful to his career was the patronage of Texans Nelda and H.J. Lutcher Stark whose collection founded the Stark Museum in Orange, Texas.  They bought hundreds of Dunton's paintings during the Depression because his renderings of animals (showing 500 of 22385 characters).



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