• Biography

    William Gedney Bunce (1840 -1916)

    Biography   William Bunce

    William Gedney Bunce (1842-1916) is best known as a landscape
    and marine painter, and mainly for his studies of Venice painted during
    his many stays there. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he began his
    career in art as early in 1856, when he took drawing lessons from Julius

    Bunce served two years under General Fremont during the Civil War,
    mainly in the Shenandoah Valley. After his return, he attended Cooper
    Union, in New York City, and studied under William Hart. Moving to Italy
    soon afterward, he became close friends with Augustus St. Gaudens.

    Bunce was a member of the National Academy and other important groups,
    and received many awards. He is listed in Mallet, Fielding's, Who's Who
    and Davenport's.