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Cecil Arthur Hunt (1873-1965)

Biography of artist Cecil Arthur Hunt (1873-1965)

Cecil Arthur Hunt was born in Torquay in 1873. He studied at Cambridge and was called to the bar in 1899.

An amateur painter whose talent and devotion to his hobby bought him recognition and membership of the RWS in 1925.

Hunt was a painter of atmospheric subjects, mountains and the sea. He visited the Dolomites, Scotland, the Rhone valley, northern Italy as well as Devon and Cornwall.

Hunt lived in Chelsea and had a farm estate at Foxworthy on the edge of Dartmoor. He exhibited regularly at the RA, the RWS and the RBA.

Hunt had six one man shows at the Fine Art Society, 1919-1934, and one at Colnaghi in 1945.

Following Hunt's death, there was a large show at the RWS, and Chris Beetles held a major retrospective at his London Gallery in 1996.

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