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Stuart Dunkel

Stuart Dunkel


Stuart Dunkle is a versatile artist who transitioned from music to fine art in 1994. Born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey in 1952, Dunkel is now based in Boston and is a member of prestigious art societies including The International Guild of Realism and The Art Renewal Center. With a doctorate degree from the Julliard School and an extensive education in music and art, Dunkel considers himself a self-taught artist who alternates between still life, landscape, and animal portraits.

His compositions are a fusion of detailed depictions and subtle humor, showcasing rhythm, harmony, balance, and contrast. Dunkel hopes his viewers will find joy, optimism, and playfulness, as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work. Dunkel has won awards and been invited to show at The Guild of Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, and The Salmagundi Club, and has exhibited at galleries throughout the United States.

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Stuart Dunkel was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey in 1952 and currently lives in Boston. He began painting and playing classical music at the age of 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.

Dunkel is an artist, musician, and author. He received a Doctorate degree from the Juilliard School while having also studied music at Boston University’s Mannes College of Music, and art at the Boston Museum School at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Even after his extensive education, Dunkel still feels that he is self-taught.

For his subject matter, Dunkel alternates between still life, landscape, and animal portraits that fuse detailed depictions with subtle humor. He hopes his viewers will find joy, optimism, and playfulness as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work.

Dunkel’s professional track revealed to him the many similarities between music and painting. Rhythm, harmony, counterpoint, balance, contrast, scales, chromatism, keys, high and low, dark and bright, loud and soft, colorful and dull, can all be found in his compositions.

He is a member of The International Guild of Realism, The Art Renewal Center, and the Copley Society of Boston and has won awards and been invited to show at The Guild of Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, The Salmagundi Club, and has exhibited at galleries throughout the United States.
Stuart Dunkel was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey in 1952 and currently lives in Boston. He began painting and playing classical music at the age of 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.

Dunkel is an artist, musician, and author. He received a Doctorate degree from the Juilliard School while having also studied music at Boston University’s Mannes College of Music, and art at the Boston Museum School at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Even after his extensive education, Dunkel still feels that he is self-taught.

For his subject matter, Dunkel alternates between still life, landscape, and animal portraits that fuse detailed depictions with subtle humor. He hopes his viewers will find joy, optimism, and playfulness as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work.

Dunkel’s professional track revealed to him the many similarities between music and painting. Rhythm, harmony, counterpoint, balance, contrast, scales, chromatism, keys, high and low, dark and bright, loud and soft, colorful and dull, can all be found in his compositions.

He is a member of The International Guild of Realism, The Art Renewal Center, and the Copley Society of Boston and has won awards and been invited to show at The Guild of Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, The Salmagundi Club, and has exhibited at galleries throughout the United States.