CHARLES DAY HUNT (AMERICAN, 1840-1914)
Charles Day Hunt was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1840. Working in oil, Day was a talented landscape painter whose work pivoted between the naturalism of the Hudson River School and the expressionism of the Tonalists.
Hunt settled in Brooklyn, New York and trained under the landscape painters of the day: John F. Kensett and Alexander Wyant. Hunt’s work seamlessly blends both influences in an individual style of crisp brilliance and atmospheric moodiness. Beginning in1866 through 1886, Hunt exhibited many times at The National Academy of Art & Design and The Brooklyn Academy of Art. He gained prominence as a member of The Black & White Club, which was a private American art association.
Hunt died in 1914 in Brooklyn. Today, Hunt’s works can be found in private and public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Adirondack Art Museum.