Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Art Review - "Mounted Warrior" by Harvey Dunn

This week's #MuseumTourTuesday features a painting by American artist Harvey Dunn from the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.

Born in South Dakota in 1884, Dunn studied in Delaware under the great American illustrator and teacher, Howard Pyle. After only two years of study, Dunn went on to establish his own studio, with his work appearing in all of the major publications of the time.

This piece is a great example of the storytelling and painterly quality associated with the students of Pyle, known as the Brandywine School. Other notable members included N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and Norman Rockwell.

Like many of his contemporaries, Dunn is known to have attacked the canvas, painting quickly, instilling an energy into his brushwork that suggests life and movement in the subject.

"Mounted Warrior" • Harvey Dunn • Oil on Canvas • 1911

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