Hunt, Alfred William

PAINTER (ENGLAND)
BORN 15 Nov 1830, Liverpool - DIED 3 May 1896
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (plot 56)

Son of the painter Andrew Hunt. His fathe didn't want his son to follow into his footsteps and Alfred studied classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1851 and became a fellow of Corpus Christi in 1857.

His work as a painter had attracted the attention of John Ruskin, who became his mentor and encouraged him to continue painting. His landscapes were influenced by the prepaphaelites but they were unsuccesful at the Royal Academy. He did better with his oil paintings, gave up his fellowship and in 1864 he was elected into the Old Water Colour Society.

Until 1870 he produced hundreds of oil paintings. He had married the succesful novelist Margaret Raine in 1861 and he lived with her at Campden Hill in the house that had been inhibited before by the painter Holman Hunt. They had three daughters, Violet, Venetia and Sylvia.

Family
• Daughter: Hunt, Violet
• Wife: Raine, Margaret

Related persons
• had as patron Ruskin, John

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Wikipedia (English)

Images

The grave of Violet Hunt, her father Alfred William Hunt and her mother Margaret Raine at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 

The grave of Violet Hunt, her father Alfred William Hunt and her mother Margaret Raine at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


Hunt, Leigh

Published: 19 Jul 2009
Last update: 14 Oct 2012