Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960) On Point signed "Lynn Bogue Hunt" lower right oil on canvas, 23 by 31 in. Wild Wings, Minnesota label on back
Lynn Bogue Hunt was born in rural Honeoye Falls, New York, into a family that ran a small sawmill operation. He grew up with modest means, but spent hours outside exploring the natural surroundings in the woods near his home. He often collected birds and practiced taxidermy, a hobby that led to his accurate portrayal of his wildlife subjects. Hunt contributed illustrations to his own articles as well as cover illustrations to magazines, such as "Field & Stream," "Sports Afield," and "Free Press." During his lifetime Hunt painted for private collectors and companies, such as DuPont, illustrated over forty books, and produced roughly two hundred and fifty magazine covers. Though he spent much of his life far from nature in New York City, Hunt had a strong foundation as a knowledgeable outdoorsman, bird hunter, and fisherman, enabling him to accurately capture the essence of the outdoors.
With its large scale and vibrant colors, this oil represents one of the artist's true canine masterworks. The painting conveys the palpable anticipation of an upcoming flush.
Provenance: Private Collection, Wisconsin
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