Andrew Hunt (painter)

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Andrew Hunt
Born 1790
Died 1861
Nationality British
Known for Landscapes

Andrew Hunt (1790–1861) was an English landscape-painter[1]

Biography[edit]

Andrew Hunt was born in 1790 at Erdington, near Birmingham. Hunt learnt his skills under Samuel Lines (as did many). He married in Birmingham and then the couple went to live in Liverpool where he had a drawing academy and "artists repository" in Bold Street. Andrew and Sarah had a number of children but only one son and they lost several children.

Hunt was an active member at the Liverpool Academy. He, David Cox and his son would go on painting trips where both friends would admire the precocious talents of his son, Alfred William Hunt. Hunt was unwilling to let his son to become an artist and arranged for him to join Oxford University where he eventually read classics.[2]

Hunt exhibited regularly at the Academy and his work and he had three pictures at the Society of British Artists and two at the Royal Academy in the 1850s.[3] He was a lifelong friend to David Cox. He died in 1861, two years after Cox,[1] leaving over £50,000.[3]

Legacy[edit]

  • '`The North Shore or Estuary of the River Mersey. is at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool.[1]
  • Children Playing at Jink-Stones
  • The Butterfly Hunt[3]

Several of his children and grandchildren became artists. Notably his son, Alfred William Hunt[1] who is known for his water colours and his granddaughter, Jessie Macgregor (-1919), who also has paintings in the Walker Gallery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d  "Hunt, Andrew". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  2. ^ The poetry of truth: Alfred William Hunt and the art of landscape, Christopher Newall et al, p.5, 2005, accessed June 2010
  3. ^ a b c L. H. Cust, ‘Hunt, Andrew (1790–1861)’, rev. Chloe Johnson, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 3 June 2010