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Artist Biography

Andrew Fisher Bunner was born and died in New York City. He studied both in New York and in Europe, and his work reflects the influences of the Hudson River School as well as the Italianate styles of masters like Turner and Whistler. Throughout most of the 1870s he traveled around France, Holland, Germany, and Italy; Venice was of particular interest to the artist, inspiring his best work.

Though Bunner spent a significant time abroad, he returned home to exhibit every year from 1865-1896 at the National Academy of Design. He also exhibited for most of these years at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1877-1890), and frequently at the Boston Art Club and the Brooklyn Art Association. His work is in a number of museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut and museums in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and New Mexico.

References:

Julian Halsby, Venice: The Artist’s Vision (Chicago: Trafalgar Square, 1992)

Margaretta Lovell, A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists, 1860-1915 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989)

William Gerdts, Art Across America: New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic (New York: Abbeville Press, 1990)