DENNIS MILLER BUNKER by R.H. Ives Gammell

DENNIS MILLER BUNKER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A silhouette of the young 19th century portraitist who in spite of his death at the age of 29 has a ""permanent place in the history of his country's art."" A biographical memoir traces his talented childhood and studies in New York- then Paris; his return to Boston (and his dislike of its provincialism) where he taught with considerable success; his friendships with Sargent and Mrs. Gardner who became his patron; followed by a study of his portraits, figure pieces and landscapes, and and an appraisal of his art- its poise, perfectionism and ""delicate statement of beauty"".... For artists, and students of art, as it is questionable whether this little known name will carry to a wider circle.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1953
Publisher: Coward-McCann