Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Robert Douglas Hunter 1928 - 2014 Retrospective

Here is the information publicized by The Guild of Boston Artists, concerning a major Boston School artist who recently passed away: 

Robert Douglas Hunter 1928 - 2014 Retrospective

1928 - 2014

October 9 - November 1

Reception with Tributes from Students
October 16, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Hunter from Two Perspectives
Elizabeth Ives Hunter & Paul Ingbretson, President Emeritus  
October 25, 3:00 PM 

Arrangement with a Seth Thomas Clock 1998, oil on canvas, 18 x 30 inches

The Guild of Boston Artists at 162 Newbury Street, Boston (guildofbostonartists.org) will honor the late Robert Douglas Hunter with a Retrospective October 9 - November 1. Some 34 of his exceptional paintings spanning a 60 year career will be on view, many for sale. There will be an evening of tributes from former students on October 16 and a gallery talk about his paintings on October 25.

Robert Douglas Hunter, who died in August, was one of New England's foremost painters and an icon of the Boston School tradition, which dates back to the early 20th Century. Hunter worked primarily in oil and excelled at still lifes, landscapes, and portraits all of which will be on view. A past president of the Guild of Boston Artists, he was honored by WGBH in 2010 and received a lifetime achievement award from the Arts Foundation in Cape Cod in 2011. His works are represented in 19 museums nationwide and hang in the homes and offices of hundreds of private and corporate collectors. He received multiple awards and was the subject of more than 40 one-man exhibitions throughout the United States. Fellow painter Paul Ingbretson, also a past president of the Guild, said that Hunter was "best known for his richly textured and masterfully painted still lifes, Like Chardin, under Hunter's brush and out of his soul, his sense of life, emerged an art."

Mr. Hunter in the Earlier Days
Courtesy of Vose Galleries

Celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Guild of Boston Artists is a non-profit foundation of painters and sculptors whose purpose is to promote, nurture and encourage traditional art while adhering to the highest standards of quality and presentation. Since its founding in 1914, the Guild has sought to provide a center for the interchange of ideas between artists and the community. Along with an aggressive exhibition schedule, we offer educational programs, including critiques, classes and lectures. We hope that both our exhibits and educational programs offer opportunities for reflection and enrichment.

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