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John Elwood Bundy

male 1853-1933
19th/20th Century
Life city:
Work city:
Richmond, IN
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One of Indiana’s great native artists, John Elwood Bundy grew up in Morgan Country (Indiana) and after spending about a decade painting portraits in New York, moved to Richmond. There he ran the art department at Earlham College but retired from the position sometime around the mid 1890s to devote himself to landscape painting.

He drew inspiration from the Whitewater Valley and often infused his pictures with sheep or more commonly, cattle.

Known to have spent a few summers, around 1915 in the Traverse City, MI area.

Bundy moved to Texas in 1929, with failing health. He returned to Cincinnati in 1933, where he passed away.

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John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933) was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, but moved with his family to a farm near Monrovia, Indiana, In 1893. He attended Quaker schooling but was encouraged to study art by the poet James Whitcomb Riley. Bundy spent time in Indianapolis and Martinsville before setting down in Richmond with his wife Marry Marlott of Morgan County and their two sons. He became the head of the Earlham College Art Department, but left after eight years to pursue painting full-time and later became one of the founders of the Art Association of Richmond. Although making money as a portrait painter, Bundy preferred to paint landscapes of the beech woods in the area. He is regarded now as Richmond’s premier artist and the dean of the “Richmond Group.” He is buried in the Earlham Cemetery and much of his work still hangs in Indiana institutions. During his life he exhibited throughout the state.

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