Charles Ragland Bunnell  (American, 1897-1968) 


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Charles Ragland Bunnell Biography
1897   Born Kansas City, Missouri
1915   Moved with his family to Colorado Springs, Colorado
1922 - 1923   Studied at the Broadmoor Art Academy (later renamed the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center)
1927 - 1928   Studied with Ernest Lawson
1928 - 1929   Served as Lawson’s assistant
1934 - 1941   painted and taught under federal projects which included assisting Frank Mechau on murals for the Colorado Springs Post Office
1949   Opened a studio, located at the foot of Pike’s Peak
1968   Died in Colorado
  Served in World War I
  Taught at the Kansas City Art Institute during the summers of 1929, 1930, 1940, and 1941
Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibits: Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 1930; Santa Fe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1947; University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1948; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1949; Taos Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, 1951; Carl Barnett Galleries, Dallas, Texas, 1952; The Bodley Gallery, New York, 1955; Amarillo, Texas, 1955; Haigh Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 1955; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1956; Dord Fitz Art Gallery, Amarillo, Texas, December 1956 – February 1957, 1959, 1969 (retrospective).


Group Exhibits: Carnegie Institute, 1927-1928; Colorado State Fair, 1928 (1st prize); Artists Midwestern, Kansas City, Missouri, 1929 (Gold Medal); Art Institute of Chicago, 1947 (the exhibit traveled to ten major museums in the United States); “Artists West of the Mississippi”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (7 times); Denver Art Museum Western Annual, Denver, Colorado (5 times); Mid-America Annual, Kansas City, Missouri, 1958; First Provincetown Festival, 1958; Southwestern Annual, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Winter 1957-1958; Central City, Colorado; Cañon City, Colorado.

  Bunnell, with a foreward by Dord Fritz. Printed by Creative Press and Advertising for Laura and/ or Lynn Bunnell, 1970.