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. In 1912 he briefly studied at the Art Student's League, where Ernest Blumenschein told him about Taos, New Mexico.
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.
- Schimmel, Julie (1984). The Art and Life of W. Herbert Dunton, 1878-1936. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292770316.
- Samuels, Peggy; Samuels, Harold (1985). Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West. USA: Book Sales Inc. p. 147. ISBN 1555210147.
- Dobbie, J. Frank (1997). The Ben Lilly Legend. Austin, TX: University Of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-70728-2.
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