Death of Stephen Huneck

January 8, 2010
Montpelier, Vermont

Artist of whimsical paintings, sculptures and woodcut prints of dogs dies at 60
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By JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press Writer

MONTPELIER, Vt.

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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