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January 8, 2010
By JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press Writer
Folk artist Stephen Huneck, whose whimsical paintings, sculptures and woodcut prints of dogs celebrated his love of animals and won him a worldwide fan base, has died. He was 60.
Huneck, of St. Johnsbury, committed suicide Thursday in Littleton, N.H. His wife said he was despondent after being forced to lay off employees at his Dog Mountain studio and dog chapel.
"Like many Americans we had been adversely...
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"Bless you and thank you for sharing your talents with us and brightening our lives, Stephen. May you rest in peace. Sincere condolences to Stephen's family and friends and wishing you peace."
"We have always had black english labs in my family since childhood.
I never forget staying at the Two Dogs Lodge in Stowe VT. I was so at home w/ all the amazing labs carvings ..."
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