BIOGRAPHY - Andrew Fisher Bunner (1841 - 1897)
Born in New York in 1841. From 1865 through 1868 he lived in New York and exhibited a number of works at the national Academy of Design. These works included A Summer Afternoon in Pike County, PA. (1865) and The Potomac River below Harper’s Ferry (1868). He spent the year of 1869 in New Jersey and then moved to Louisville, KY. in 1870. He exhibited Study from Nature in West Virginia at the National Academy that same year.
During the 1870’s he traveled to Europe to study and spent time in Paris and Venice. He concentrated on landscapes, often views by the riverside with a great deal of interest and detail. In 1879 he returned to New York and was living at 33 East 17th Street. Among the works he exhibited at the National Academy that year were The Riva, Venice and A Fisherman’s Cottage in the Tyrol. He remained in New York till 1883 when he returned to Venice. He lived there till 1885 and sent works each year to the National Academy for exhibition.
Bunner returned to New York in 1887 and remained there till his death in 1897. In 1900 his wife donated a group of works that Bunner produced during his trips to Venice to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.