William Morris Hunt
(1824 - 1879)
William Morris Hunt was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont. William Hunt is known for portrait, landscape, genre and figure painting.
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 influence.
Hunt was born in Brattleboro, Vermont
and was raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He was from a prominent
family that included his brother Richard Morris Hunt, the architect of
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