Sunday, February 20, 2011

Peter Hunt

Lori's post about Ingeborg Hanson's note cards made me think of Peter Hunt. Mother had this book of his:

He was a wonderful artist who was very well known, especially for what he called his "peasant style" of decorative painting. His original decorated furniture and paintings can fetch a pretty penny today.

I remember Mother did some painting on wood with these peasant or Pennsylvania Dutch style motifs. They're so bright and beautiful!

Just LOOK at these gorgeous painted kitchen cupboards!

I found this advertisement featuring the Peter Hunt Peasant Cupboard Display for Universal brand appliances in a magazine from 1950:
I had seen that advertisement quite a while back, and when Elizabeth (Creative Breathing) and then Twyla (Two Crazy Crafters) found their fabulous cabinets, the ad above was the first thing that came to mind.
I believe his decals were quite popular back in the 1950's. I found this in Better Homes And Gardens magazine, 1952:

And just recently, I acquired a copy of Peter Hunt's Cape Cod Cookbook:

I'm definitely a fan!


delia hornbook said...

oohhh that looks like an interesting book i have never heard of Peter Hunt but i love the look of his work, and those painted kicthen cupboards look gorgeous. dee x

Tina Dawn said...

Love that kitchen! I am sure it has been redone now and it makes me sad. Great post. Love T

Lorlore said...

Loving the new blog banner!! Great work girls!!!

farmlady said...

I had never heard of Peter Hunt before this but you have made me a fan too.
I LOVE the painted cabinets. Wish I could find one. They are beautiful and useful.
Thanks for the great post.

Jill said...

OMG~ I thought of Elizabeth's darling cabinets first thing when I saw that ad! So cute!

Deanna said...

I remember Peter Hunt!! My mother wanted her kitchen in that style and dad said "No." Poor mom!

Love your blog banner :D

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yosemite faith said...

peter hunt is new to me also. great post.

Della said...

Thanks for creating this site! I had art lessons form a wonderful teacher in Ohio, and we painted from Peter Hunt's book. I also visited Nancy Whorf at her studio and listen to her story's about her painting for Peter. Love his work.

Della said...

Love your blog, I had art lessons when I lived in Ohio. My favorite part was painting Peter Hunt Style! Even got to visit his shop in Provincetown and Nancy Whorf's Gallery. My most memorable trip.

Jo Rice said...

Back to Peter Hunt! My Father was a Sunday painter and he painted Peter Hunt designs all over my mother's relatives antiques. She had a fit. Even the crank phone on the wall. I'm going to do some for my Doodle Palooza group!!