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Alfred R. Nunamaker began painting at the age of 12 and first exhibited at the age of 14 at Phillips Mill. His tutelage began under his father, painter Kenneth Nunamaker, who had brought his family to the New Hope area in 1923. The influence of the New Hope impressionists on Alfred Nunamaker, particularly his father, was strong. He specialized in landscapes and seascapes with particular interest in snow and nocturnal scenes. He worked with George Sotter in his stained glass studio in New Hope for two years. As a commercial artist, he worked in Philadelphia with Hoedt Studio and later at his own commercial art studio in Philadelphia, working on national and international advertising accounts.
Education and Training
Studied with his father, Kenneth R. Nunamaker
Apprenticed with George Sotter in New Hope for two years
Teachers and Influences
Kenneth R. Nunamaker
Connection to Bucks County
Alfred R. Nunamaker grew up in Center Bridge, near New Hope. His family moved there when he was eight years old. He exhibited at the Phillips Mill at the age of 14, having received early guidance from his father, painter Kenneth R. Nunamaker. He was strongly influenced by the New Hope impressionists. Nunamaker lived with his wife, Sally, on Aquetong Road in New Hope for 30 years. He retired from his commercial art studio in Philadelphia in 1977.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Kenneth R. Nunamaker, George Sotter
Major Group Exhibitions
Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1929
Bucks County Educational Building, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Newman Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1985
50th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibition, Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1979
Teaching and Professional Appointments
Commercial Artist, Hoedt Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commercial Artist, Nunamaker Studio, founded by his father,
Kenneth R. Nunamaker, 1945-1977
Affiliations and Memberships
Phillips Mill Art Association
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