HUNT, Edward Aubrey

1855 - 1922

Edward Aubrey Hunt

This is an American artist who travelled extensively and must have come to Lowestoft, Suffolk about 1910. He exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the Royal Academy 1906-1938 from London 1906 and 1938, Conway, Wales in 1907 and from Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1910. Born at Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA on 7 February 1855, first of two sons of Edward Soper Hunt, firework manufacturer. Educated at Weymouth, Boston, Mass. and entered the architectural firm of Emerson & Fehmer but decided to take art as a career and admitted to L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and studied in Paris for five years. He married in 1876, Agnes FitzGibbon and returned to London in 1878 where he became an established artist but returned frequently to his home town of Weymouth, Boston where he painted, selling the paintings in England. Throughout his career Hunt painted portraits as a means of supplementing his income as an artist. One of the more famous of these portraits is Andrew Carnegie's partner, Henry Phipps. By this time in the eighties, Aubrey Hunt was the father of four children, Edmund, Annie, Agnes and Gerald. However, the marriage came to an end in the late 1880's, and one his trips to Tangier, Morocco he met Maude Chadwick and they were married in 1892 and moved to Tangier and remained for a decade. Two of his important paintings are ‘Off the Barbara Coast’ and ‘Fantasia, Tangiers, Morroco’. Hunt returned to England following the birth of his daughter, Mavis, to a manor house at Hemmingford Grey, Huntingdonshire, where they lived from 1901 to 1904 and where they had another son, Wyndham. Some of his most successful landscapes and scenes along the river Ouse were done during these years. The family moved to Rye in Sussex in 1905. Hunt moved with the family to Hastings at the time of the war. He died on November 22, 1922.

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