(1878 - 1936)
William Herbert (Buck) Dunton was active/lived in New Mexico, Maine / Mexico. William Dunton is known for Western genre and figure painting, illustration.
Biography William Dunton
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 and landscape greatly appealed to Texans, and their Dunton
paintings became the largest collection in America by that artist.
he was a youngster, Dunton spent much time roaming the woods and fields
around Augusta with a gun and sketch
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