American 1928 - 2014



1928; Dorchester, Massachusetts; currently lives in Walpole, MA



1949 Graduate of Vesper School of Art

Studied with Henry Henche and R.H.Ives Gammell 1950- 1955



1965 - 1975 Worcester Art Museum

1950 - 1983 Vesper School of Art

Demonstrations and Workshops - Provincetown Art Museum and The Guild of Boston Artists



Academic Artists of America

Allied Artists of America

American Artists Professional League

Copley Society of Boston

Guild of Boston Artists

Hudson Valley Art Association

Provincetown Art Association


Awards and Prizes:

Over 30 medals and prizes including:

- 14 Richard Mitton Gold Medals from the Annual Exhibition of New England Artists, Jordon Marsh Co. Boston, Massachusetts

- 1966 and 1967 Newington Prize, American Artists Professional League, NY

- 5 Awards from the North River Art Association, East Gloucester, MA

- 3 Awards from the Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA

- 1966 The first John Singleton Copley Award for most outstanding entry in the Copley Award for the most outstanding entry on the Copley Society Members Exhibition



2011 - The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod - Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts

2010 - WGBH honors Hunter for his continuous support over thirty-three years

2004 - The Guild of Boston Artists established an annual painting award in honor of Robert Douglas Hunter

2002 - Cape Cod Museum of Art names a gallery in honor of Robert Douglas Hunter

1995 - Distinguished Service Award from the North Shore ARC citing outstanding contributions to individuals with developmental disabilities

1979 - Citation from Edward J. King, Governor of Massachusetts, in recognition of his many years of painting in Provinceton and Boston and for his contribution to the education of youth



- Over 40 one man exhibitions in galleries through out the United States

2010 - 2012 Traveling Exhibition "The Subject is Light: The Henry and Sharon Martin Collection of Contemporary Realist Paintings" Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT and the Mary Hill Museum of Art, Goldendale WA

2001 - Cape Cod Museum of Art

1998 - Maryhill Museum of Art, Glodendale, WA



2011 - Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony; Deborah Roman, Schiffer Publishing Ltd; Atglen, PA; 2011 pp 104-108

2008- American Art Collector - "Dean of the Boston School"

1990 - American Artist Magazine

1990- Edward Feit; "Robert Douglas Hunter in the Boston Tradition"

1970 - American Artist Magazine, Sept. The Site SIze Method of Painting

Who’s Who in American Art

Prize Winning Art



Permanent Collections:

Ackland Art Museum