John Bunyan Bristol, N.A. (1826 1909)
Lake Dunmore, Mt. Moosalamoo, Vermont, oil on canvas, 18" x 30", signed lower left

John Bunyan Bristol was born in Hillsdale, New York, in the Berkshires. Mainly a self-taught artist, he studied briefly with landscape artist Henry Ary, who had move to the Hudson area in the early 1840's. Bristol kept a studio in New York City and spent most of his summers in New England and the Adirondacks. He painted in the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshires,the Green Mountains, Lake George and Lake Champlain. A member of the National Academy, he also exhibited there from 1858 1900. He also exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association, the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Exposition of 1889, the Pan-American Expo., the Buffalo Expo. and the Philadelphia Expo. Bristol's work is in many collections including the Smithsonian and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

John Bunyan Bristol, N.A. (1826 - 1909)