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W. Herbert "Buck" Dunton, Ginger

Man with tan shirt and hat holding coyote skin. Wagon drawn between two mules in background.

W. Herbert "Buck" Dunton
William Herbert Dunton was born in Augusta, Maine, in 1878. His lifelong passion for the outdoors was nurtured from an early age by his grandfather, who took him on expeditions, teaching him about hunting and fishing. Drawing the outdoors followed naturally. As a child, Dunton was self-taught, developing a precise style that would lead to a successful career as an illustrator. He first sold drawings to a magazine at age 16, when he quit school to work as a professional illustrator.
Ginger, c. 1932
Oil painting
Overall: 50 13/16 x 33 7/8 in. (129 x 86 cm)
Gift of Vivian Dunton