hunter mallory (1926 - 2014)
Hunter Mallory maintains fine art and graphic design studios in Connecticut. He has had numerous exhibitions of his work in the United States and abroad. His pictures have won a number of awards, including several international prizes. He is represented in public and private collections in the United States and many foreign countries.
After four and a half years of military service in the United States Army and the Army Air Corps in World War II, Philadelphia-born Mallory entered the University of Virginia School of Architecture in 1949 and received a B.S. Arch. in 1954, graduating second in his class. In 1953, he won a National Scholarship to study at the Beaux Arts School in Fontainebleau, France, after which he studied watercolor under the private tutelage of John Taylor of the Art Students League, New York. Mallory devoted six years to the profession of architecture before turning full time to fine art.
From 1956 to 1958 and while working independently as a painter in Rome, Mallory attended classes in anatomy at L’Academia delle Belle Arti. His first one-man show was held in 1957 under the auspices of the Young American Artists Association of Rome. After returning to the United States in 1958, Mallory continued his life drawing studies with Burne Hogarth, founder of the School of Visual Arts of New York City. These private class studies with one of the country’s leading teachers of anatomy helped Mallory formulate his own very personal style of portraiture. Not choosing to specialize in portraiture, however, Mallory continues to execute works in other genres, including landscape, seascape, wildlife, equine, figure, and still life.
Hunter Mallory has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States. He has also participated in numerous cultural organizations, including the Copley Society, the Boston Visual Arts Union, and the Lexington Art Society.