Stuart Dunkel Biography
Stuart was born in Fair Lawn New Jersey in 1952 and currently lives in Watertown, MA. He began painting and playing classical music at age five and went on to a long career with top orchestras in Boston, New York, and Hong Kong. In 1994 he transitioned from music to fine art where he received his classical training at The Boston Museum School, Robert Douglas Hunter and classes with Jean Lightman, Paul Ingbretson, Joe McGurl, Don Demars and Sergio Roffo. Stuart is Director and teacher of THE NAUTILUS SCHOOL OF REALIST ART in Watertown, MA. As a contemporary realist, Stuart likes to paint still life, landscape, and animals. He especially likes to paint comical still life scenes with a mouse interacting with an object. He hopes a viewer will find joy, optimism, humor and playfulness, as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work.He is a member of TheInternational Guild of Realism, The Art Renewal Center, and has won awards and been invited to show atThe Guild of Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, The Salmagundi Club, along with other groups and galleries. He paints everyday with his dog, and 3 whites mice in his studio.