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Item Name: Drawing
Title: River from Frenchman's Bluff
Maker: Clint Hunker
Year: 1992
Country: Canadian
Materials: pastel on paper
Measurements: work: 28.2 cm x 34 cm
ID Number: ART 112
Legal Status: ART RENTAL

Extended Label Info: Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Clint Hunker is amongst a distinct group of artists who have used their art as a method of recording prairie environments and events. Influenced by artists such as Reta Cowley and David Milne, Hunker’s plein air (created outdoors) work is a personal examination of solitude and silence within the northern landscape, focusing on periods of subdued colours such as spring and fall. With expressive lines and a monochromatic blue palette, Hunker’s River from Frenchman’s Bluff acts as a quick snapshot, capturing a fleeting moment on the prairies as the clouds drift across the sky. By documenting these moments in prairie landscape, Hunker is evoking a sense of nostalgia and memory of a world that is continuously changing and evolving. Clint Hunker (1954- ) Born in Regina, Hunker has painted the Saskatchewan landscape since the age of 16. He began his studies in psychology and fine arts in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan (1973) and at the University of Victoria (1983-1984) before returning to complete his BFA (1984). After earning his MFA (1987) at the University of Saskatchewan, he joined their faculty as an instructor. Widely respected as a landscape painter, Hunker works primarily in pastel and oil. His artwork has been exhibited locally and internationally.