Charles Ragland Bunnell

Charles Ragland Bunnell (January 17, 1897 – September 1968), was an American painter, printmaker, and muralist.

Bunnell was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1915 and was thereafter allied with that city. As a WPA performer from 1934 to 1941 he executed many commissioned murals in a sturdy, somewhat abstracted symbolic style. He was as well as noted for his lustrous Western landscapes. Later he became particularly known for bold abstracts in a cubist-influenced idiom, tending eventually toward abstract expressionism, the style in which he worked from just about the 1950s until his death. Marika Herskovic's American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s : an Illustrated Survey (New York School Press, 2003), provides an accounting of this period in Bunnell's stylistic evolution. His sham is in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Taylor Museum in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver's Kirkland Museum, and others. He died in Colorado, aged 71.

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