"Arr. with a Mango" by Robert Douglas Hunter - Boston School Still Life PaintingJTG #: 46766
16" X 30" Unframed
24" x 38" Framed - 4" Warm Silver Scoop
oil on canvas
by Robert Douglas Hunter (1928 – 2014)
Robert Douglas Hunter was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1928 (d. August, 2014). In 1949 he graduated from the Vesper George School of Art. He studied with Henry Hensche, and R.H. Ives Gammell (1950-1955). He taught at the Vesper George School of Art from 1950-1983. He also taught at the Worcester Art Museum from 1965 to 1975.
If there were a brick and mortar educational art institution called “The Boston School” - the label applied rather loosely to artists who have received training from master painters whose techniques are derived from Gammell’s adaptation of French atelier instruction - then Robert Douglas Hunter would surely be its Dean. Adding his own particular signature to the Boston School emphasis on carefully planned compositions, accurate drawing, and a delight in the ability of light and shadow to create atmosphere in painting, he personally taught well over forty students who are now accomplished full time professional artists