Sunday, September 25, 2011

Edgar Hunt - One Of My Favourite Artists

My aunt had a print in her kitchen, that our family all admired from afar.  It was kind of a strange picture to grace her walls, as she never farmed or expressed any interest in poultry.  When she died, I was fortunate enough to be the one whose name was found on the back of it.  Aunt Vera, had earmarked most of her worldly possessions to go to nieces and nephews, and fortunately so, as Uncle Cecil, who outlived her, was not so generous.  But that is another story.

My sister really liked the print to, so I started to watch Ebay, hoping that I might find a duplicate print.  A couple of years of perusing, finally netted me a duplicate, and then within a couple months, I was able to get another one for my brother.  I gave them as Christmas presents, and we all now have a copy of 'Aunt Vera's chickens' hanging in our homes.

While I was searching for duplicates, I found another print of Hunt's paintings that I also really liked.  It was the same size but a different frame.  Both of these prints grace our kitchen, hanging side by side.

I particularly love Edgar Hunt's attention to detail, and the soft plushy textures he was able to achieve in his painting.  All his painting are barnyard subjects.  I've looked at the pricing on originals - would love to have one, but they are a little rich for my blood.

Here are few more examples I found on the internet.  This first one would make a perfect match with my other two.  Note how he included the broom and the beautiful grey/tan hen in all three examples.

This is one of my favourites - love the Shorthorn calves.

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. I'm glad you introduced me to this artist. I love his stuff!

  2. They really are wonderful works of art. I was familiar with the work but didn't really know who the artist was.


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