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J K Hunter - Scenes from an Artist's Life

John Kelso Hunter lived from 1802 to 1873. He was born in Dankieth, Ayrshire and was
a shoemaker before teaching himself painting. He became a moderately successful portrait
painter and his self-portait as a cobbler was shown at the Royal Academy in London in
1847. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1849 to 1872.
He published Retrospective of an Artist's Life in 1868 and
Life Studies of Character some years later.

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