W. Herbert Dunton

(1878 - 1936)

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W. Herbert Dunton

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William Herbert was a top illustrator, some of his best known were for Zane Grey novels.

William Herbert (“Buck”) Dunton b. 1878 Maine d. 1936 Albuquerque, New Mexico He studied art in Boston at Cowles School and in New York at the Art Students League.

He was a top illustrator, some of his best known were for Zane Grey novels. His teacher in New York, and fellow Salmagundi Club member, Ernest Blumenschein invited him to Taos, New Mexico. In 1912, he opened a summer studio in Taos and settled there in 1921. No longer illustrating, he was a Founding member of the Taos Art Society and unlike many of his Taos peers, he focused on subjects other than Indians and landscape, often portraying cowboys, animals and the vanishing frontiersman. paraphrased from AskArt