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Recommended Reading

For readers who enjoyed "The Search for Peter Hunt" or who would like to learn more about the artist, his art or his world, the following books and magazines are recommended reading:


A Writerís Notebook, W. Somerset Maugham, William Heinemann Ltd., 1949

Always Room at the Top, Ganna Walska, Richard R. Smith, 1943

American Painting, Donald Goddard, Beaux Arts Editions, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1990

American Painting 1900-1970, Editors of Time Life Books, Time-Life Books, 1970

Art in Narrow Streets: the First Thirty-Three Years of the Provincetown Art Association, Ross Moffett, Provincetown Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, 1989

Cecile Sorel: An Autobiography, Cecile Sorel, translated by Philip John Stead, Roy Publishers, 1953

Conversations With Willie: Recollections of W. Somerset Maugham, Robin Maugham, Simon & Schuster, 1978

Folk Art of Europe, Helmuth T. Bossert, Rizzoli, 1990

Friends of France: The Field Service of the American Ambulance described by its members, introduction by A. Piatt Andrew, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916Gentlemen Volunteers: The Story of the American Ambulance Drivers in the Great War, August 1914- September 1918, Arlen J. Hansen, Arcade Publishing, 1996

Goleta: The Good Land, Walker A. Tompkins, Goleta Am-Vets Post No. 55 with the Santa Barbara News-Press, 1966

Grandpaís War: The French Adventures of a World War I Ambulance Driver, Edward Greeman, Writers and Readers Publishing, Inc., 1992

How to Transform Outdated Furniture, Peter Hunt, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1943

Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment, Robert Karoly Sarlos, University of Massachusetts Press, 1982

La Grande Therese: The Greatest Scandal of the Century, Hilary Spurling, Harper Collins Publishers, 2000

Letters of Charles Demuth: American Artist 1883-1935, edited by Bruce Kellner, Temple University Press, 2000

Love in Majorca: Poems, Sir Humphrey O. Clarke, Favil Press, 1960

Madame: An Intimate Biography of Helena Rubenstein, Patrick OíHiggins, The Viking Press, 1972

Masters of Popular Painting: Modern Primitives of Europe and Asia, text by Holger Cahill, Maximilien Gauthier, JeanCassou, Dorothy C. Miller, and others, Museum of Modern Art, 1938

Maugham: A Biography, Ted Morgan, Simon & Schuster, 1980

Message of Milarepa, Sir Humphrey O. Clarke, John Murray Publishers, 1958

Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists, Chuck and Jan Rosenak, Abbeville Press, 1990

My Life for Beauty, Helena Rubenstein, Simon & Schuster, 1965

Paintbox Summer, by Betty Cavanna and decorated by Peter Hunt, Westminster Press, 1949

Peasant Art in Europe, H. Th. Bossert, Ernest Benn Ltd., 1927

Peasant Art of Europe and Asia, Helmuth T. Bossert, Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1958

Peter Huntís Cape Cod Cookbook: A Cape Cod Treasury of Favorite Recipes Illustrated by the Author, Peter Hunt, Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1954

Peter Huntís How-to-do-it Book, Peter Hunt, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1952

Peter Huntís Workbook with Text and Pictures, Peter Hunt, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1945

Plays for a Folding Theatre, Colin Campbell Clements, jacket design by Peter Hunt, Stewart Kidd Company, 1923

Provincetown Painters 1890s-1970s, edited by Ronald A. Kuchta, text by Dorothy Gees Seckler, Visual Arts Publications, Inc., 1977

Provincetown Profiles and Others on Cape Cod, Frank Crotty, Barre Gazette, 1958

Rose on the Sand, Elisabeth Cook, self-published, 1938

Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s, Ann Douglas, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995

The Big Book of Decorative Painting, Jackie Shaw, Watson-Guptil Publications, 1994

The Cruise of the Zaca, Templeton Crocker, Harper & Brothers, 1933

The Improper Bohemians: A Re-Creation of Greenwich Village in its Heyday, Allen Churchill, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1959

The Painting World of Nancy Whorf, Nancy Whorf with Marynell Snow, Priscilla Hauser, 1976

The Razorís Edge, W. Somerset Maugham, William Heinemann Ltd., 1944

The Summing Up, W. Somerset Maugham, William Heinemann Ltd., 1938

They Taught Themselves: American Primitive Painters of the 20th Century, Sidney Janis, originally printed by Museum of Modern Art, 1942, reprinted by Hudson River Press, 1999

Time and the Town: A Provincetown Chronicle, Mary Heaton Vorse, originally published 1942, reprint Rutgers University Press, 1991

Transformagic, Peter Hunt, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1944

World Encyclopedia of NaÔve Art: A Hundred Years of NaÔve Art, Oto Bihalh-Merin and Nebojsa-Bato Tomasevic, Chartwell Books, Inc., 1984

Zaca Venture, William Beebe, Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc., 1938



Cape Cod Antiques & Arts, September, 1982, "Peter Hunt: A Village Within A Village,"

Cape Cod Compass, 1963, "Winter is Best" by Peter Hunt

Country Living, May, 1990, "Brushing Up on Peter Hunt," Abby Ruoff

Design, November, 1950, "Peter Huntís Painting Magic," Peter Hunt

House Beautiful, August, 1943, "Revealing the Secrets of Peter Hunt, Americaís Most Imaginative Furniture Magician," "Summer Home Life al Fresco: Peter Hunt Salvages Cast-Offs for Helena Rubensteinís Terrace," no author credits.

Life magazine: November 2, 1942, "Made-Over Junk: Provincetown artist shows how to transform dark, ugly furniture into gay modern pieces"

McCallís, December, 1943, "A Christmas to Make and Remember" and "How to Paint the Peter Hunt Way."

National Geographic, June, 1946, photograph "In Peter Huntís Studio Overlooking Provincetown Harbor, Girls Make Rugs in old Portuguese style" for "Cape Cod People and Places."

Vogue, April 15, 1940, set decoration for "Victorian pair" by Peter Hunt


List compiled by Lynn C. Van Dine

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