Charles Day Hunt (1840–1914)
C.D. Hunt was a talented landscape painter whose work pivoted between the naturalism of the Hudson River School and the expressionism of the Tonalists. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hunt settled in Brooklyn and trained under the leading landscape painters of the day: John F. Kensett and Alexander Wyant. Hunt’s work seamlessly blends both influences into an individual style of crisp brilliance and atmospheric moodiness. He gained prominence as a member of the Black & White Club, a private American art association, and exhibited extensively at the National Academy of Design and the Brooklyn Art Association. Today, his work is included in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Adirondack Museum.