Original painting titled "Cupboard," by Art Gunther. 26x26 inches framed. This unique piece is comprised of layered and scraped acrylic on wood panel.
Gunther was named literary and visual artist of the year in Rockland, 2005 and 2010, respectively. He is a former trustee of the Edward Hopper House Art Center and serves on the Rockland County Historic Preservation Board as well as in the Rockland Breakfast Program.
ART GUNTHER is a retired editor of the Editorial Pages, columnist and staff photographer of the original Journal-News in Rockland County, New York, where he served with the newspaper for 42 years. He began his career in 1964, first in the mailroom and then in the 53 Hudson St., Nyack, newsroom, eventually working his way through various positions.
Gunther wrote more than 6,000 pieces for the newspaper, including about 2,500 weekly columns. In 2006, a collection of those essays was published by The Historical Society of Rockland under the title, “The Column Rule.” As a newspaper photographer, he took more than 8,000 pictures.
In retirement, he produces and exhibits abstract/primitive paintings and photographs at various galleries and art centers. He also publishes a weekly essay at thecolumnrule.com
A third-generation Rocklander, Gunther lives in Blauvelt with his wife Lillian, a retired educator. They have two sons, Arthur 4th, a schoolteacher, and Andrew, an information technologist, and four grandchildren.
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