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 William Herbert “Buck” Dunton

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William Herbert “Buck” Dunton

  • Birth 28 Aug 1878 Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
  • Death 18 Mar 1936 Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 8153929

Artist. He spent his childhood in the woods of Maine which solidified his love of animals and the outdoors placing this focus on his art. Dunton ventured to the west making many summer trips hunting, fishing and cowboying.He was already an accomplished artist submitting pen and ink drawings to local newspapers. He became prosperous as a western illustrator for Harper's, Schribners and many other magazines including artwork for books. After a visit to the artist center in Taos, New Mexico, he became a permanent resident giving up his lucrative work as a commercial illustrator and became a struggling painter of Western scenes. W. Herbert Dunton was one of the founders of Taos Society of Artists which exhibited his works and other artist during annual exhibitions around the country. His health began to deteriorate after receiving an injury from a horse accident followed by prostrate cancer, then stomach and lung cancer which took his life.

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  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 4 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8153929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Herbert “Buck” Dunton (28 Aug 1878–18 Mar 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8153929, citing Sierra Vista Cemetery, Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .