William Herbert Dunton (1878 – 1936)
Dunton´s early career coincided with the enormously popular interest in the cowboy in the first years of the twentieth century, and he was published in magazines such as Collier´s, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Harper’s Monthly.
Later, in Taos, Dunton became increasingly preoccupied with issues of color and form in response to modern artistic developments and sensibilities. In contrast to some of his colleagues who were drawn to a romanticized view of the American Indian, Dunton chose as his subjects the thick foliage and animal life of Taos´s outlying areas. In works such as McMullin Guide (c. 1934) and October Gold (c. 1930) Dunton´s dynamic brushwork and painterly palette transform the canvases into lyrical patterns of color and light. -source