W. Herbert Dunton
|W. Herbert "Buck" Dunton|
The Horse Rustler, ca. 1915
August 28, 1878|
|Died||March 18, 1936
Taos, New Mexico
|Movement||Taos Society of Artists|
William Herbert "Buck" Dunton (August 28, 1878 – March 18, 1936) was an American artist and a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. He is noted for paintings of cowboys, New Mexico, and the American Southwest.
Early life and education
Dunton worked as a ranch hand as a youth and studied at the Cowles Art School in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to New York City around 1903, where he worked as an illustrator for publishing companies and met other artists such as Ernest L. Blumenschein.
In 1921, American oil executive W. H. McFadden commissioned Dunton to paint a full-length portrait of big-game hunter Ben Lilly. The portrait was exhibited by the National Academy of Design before being located in McFadden’s home in New Orleans.
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