United States, (1824-1879)
About the Artist
William Morris Hunt, United States, (1824-1879), studied with Couture in Paris and then came under the influence of Jean-François Millet and the Barbizon school.
Returning to the U.S. in 1855, Hunt worked primarily as a portrait artist and taught painting in Boston. He also created landscapes of a luminous, atmospheric character suggesting that of the French Barbizon school.
Hunt is considered a primary introducer of the Barbizon school to America, and he is credited with turning the subsequent generations of American painters toward the study of the new art methods that were then being practised at Paris. [DES-4/07]