ANDREW F. BUNNERAmerican, 1841-1897
Andrew Fisher Bunner was a well-known landscape and marine painter. Many of his works depict European scenes. He was an excellent draftsman and some of his finest drawings were presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art after his death.
Bunner was born in New York City in 1841. He traveled to Europe in 1871 to spend five years studying in Germany, France, and Italy. Bunner was active as a painter during the late 1860’s, before going to Europe.
From 1879 until 1882, Bunner lived in New York City and vacationed in the Hamptons on Long Island. A number of his Long Island landscapes survive, as do his seascapes of scenes along the shore of Great South Bay. Bunner’s spiritual home is considered to have been Venice. After his return to New York City, he continued to paint scenes of city life.
Bunner was a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design, and the Salmagundi Club. His work is among collection at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C.; the Parrish Art Museum in South-Hampton, Long Island; the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts in Philadelphia; and the William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.