H.C. Dunbar Still lifeCarlo
Recently purchased a still life of Mr. Dunbar's in a junk shop in Coopers Mills, Maine. The subject is a bouquet of white peonies with pink over tones on a dark field. It's not dated and the signature is on the back. I'm still trying to verify the paintings' authorship and approximate date it was done. Anyone have any insight?
Harold C DunbarThe Bradford Trust
Harold C Dunbar was born in Brockton, MA in 1882 and died in Chatham, MA in 1957. He lived in the Boston area (Waverly, Belmont and Brookline)and exhibited at the Boston Art Club, Pennsylvania of Fine Art, Corcoran Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, etc. He is noted for these early through to about 1930. His early work shows a the art and crafts style.
He summered on Cape Cod (Chatham, MA) and taught there. Later he lived full time in Chatham and produced many local scenes, which where often labeled with exact location. The quality of his work droped off markedly with as he aged.