Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 35 x 45 1/2 inches
Mary T. B. Foulke Purchase Prize, 1918
John Bundy (1853 - 1933)
Bundy was born in North Carolina but his family was among the early pioneer settlers in Indiana. Primarily self-taught he received brief instruction under Barton S. Hays, an early teacher of William Merritt Chase. In 1887 he joined the Earlham College faculty for no pay and by 1895 decided to become a full-time artist. He opened a studio on West Main Street in Richmond and later at 2821 National Road. He exhibited throughout the Country and was a founding member of the Western Society of Artists in 1896.
He was an influential teacher, known as the "Dean of Richmond Artists" and was instrumental in the founding of the Richmond Art Association, forerunner to the museum. His charismatic nature and talent drew many artists to the Richmond area creating the Richmond Group of artists. The museum has 33 works by the artist in its collection.