Alfred William Hunt

Stybarrow Crag by Alfred William Hunt, 1847Creative Commons, Photo Credit Walker Art Gallery

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Alfred William Hunt was born in Liverpool in 1830. He began to paint while at the Liverpool Collegiate School. However at his father's suggestion he went in 1848 to Corpus Christi College, Oxford to study classics. Encouraged by the art critic John Ruskin, he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1854, and afterwards contributed landscapes in oil and water-colour to London and other provincial exhibitions. In 1862 he was elected as an Associate of the Old Water-Colour Society, receiving full membership in 1864. His work is distinguished mainly by its exquisite quality and a poetic rendering of atmosphere. He was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the extraordinary detail apparent in his landscapes and the careful rendering of grass, leaves and trees is a consequence of this.

An Exhibition by the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood may be viewed at Tullie House ending 3rd June 2023.