Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Art Review - "Mexican Charro" by W. Herbert Dunton

Today's #MuseumTourTuesday piece is a painting Kimberly and I saw at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas last week.

This work by W. Herbert Dunton was a standout of the museum's collection. With its dramatic storytelling and outstanding draftsmanship, the painting is reminiscent of the works of N.C. Wyeth and other early 20th century illustrators. Dunton worked as an illustrator in New York until 1914, when he relocated to Taos, New Mexico, and focused exclusively on western art. He was a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists.

I have found little information regarding the piece, and unfortunately I do not know the year that it was painted. I can only assume that it was created early in Dunton's illustration career, as it lacks the stylized characteristics of his later works.


"Mexican Charro" • W. Herbert Dunton • Oil on Canvas • 37" x 25”

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts

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