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Russell Vernon Hunter, Back from the Fiesta

second image of a two-part suite based on the wooden horses seen on the Tio Vivo carrousel each year at the Taos Fiesta.

Russell Vernon Hunter
Painter. Born in Hallsville, IL on March 26, 1900. Hunter studied at the Denver Academy of Art, AIC, MiIIikin University (IL), and with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. He taught at Otis Art Institute from 1923-27 and was active in Los Angeles until 1930 when he moved to New Mexico. During the 1930s he was active with the Federal Art Project and later served as director of the Roswell Art Museum, a position he held until his death on March 20, 1955. Exh: Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1925-26; Calif. WC Society, 1927; CPLH, 1933; GGIE, 1939; NY World's Fair, 1939. In: Dallas Museum; Virginia Museum; Museum of NM. WWAA 1940-53; Sam; SCA; Texas Painters (Powers).
Back from the Fiesta, c. 1935
Silk Screen
Overall: 20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm)
Gift of David and Carol Farmer