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Kenneth R. Nunamaker

Painter
Born March 6, 1890, Akron, Ohio
Died July 20, 1957, Trenton, New Jersey

Kenneth Nunamaker worked in the art department of the Akron Engraving Company and in his free time, taught himself to paint. He brought sketch pads and canvases to the Ohio countryside where he painted the natural scenes. He moved to Philadelphia in 1918 to become Art Director for Hoedt Studios (1918-1945). He lived in Glenside and then in 1923 bought a home in Center Bridge, residing in Bucks County from 1918 until his death in 1957. Nunamaker painted primarily landscapes, with a particular interest in winter scenes, and was influenced by Edward Redfield. He was skilled in his use of built-up impasto and carefully blended colors. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the National Academy of Design in New York and the International Gallery in Venice, Italy. From 1945-1957, he operated his own commercial art studio in Philadelphia with Alfred Nunamaker, his son, who also was a painter.

Image: Kenneth "Nuny" Nunamaker, gift of Sally Nunamaker, James A. Michener Art Museum library


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