THOMAS DUNLAY (1951- )
Thomas R. Dunlay was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1951. His father, who was an amateur painter, introduced him to painting at an early age and later studied more formally for two years at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Work there was less than satisfactory since the traditional discipline which he was seeking had all but evaporated from the curriculum. His search for sound training first led him to study with Robert Douglas Hunter in Boston and Provincetown and then to the atelier of R. H. Ives Gammell, Hunters own teacher.
Dunlay studied with Gammell in Boston and in the summers in Williamstown from 1973-1979.
Dunlay has won two grants from the E.T. Green shields Memorial Foundation, Montreal ; Popular Prize Gold Medal, Jordan Marsh New England Artists Exhibition, 1975; the Sagendorph Award of YANKEE MAGAZJNE and two John Singleton Copley Awards, from the Cooley Society of Boston.
He is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists. He has had one-man shows at the Boston Atheneum, the Guild of Boston Artists and the St. Botolph Club, Boston. He has also had exhibitions at Cocker Gallery and Hammer Galleries in New York City.
His paintings are included in numerous public, corporate and private collections worldwide.
The focus of Mr. Dunlay's work balances between landscape, figure and still life painting.
He resides with his wife and four children outside of Boston, Massachusetts and summers in Nantucket where he can often be seen painting outdoors on the beach or in the quaint village streets.
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