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Peter Hunt & Peasant Village

Celebrating American folk artist PETER HUNT (1896-1967) 

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by Lynn C. Van Dine
 (The Local History Company, 2003) is the first book written about the life America's leading folk artist.
 An uncommon book on an uncommon man.

To buy "The Search for Peter Hunt," visit the site of its publisher,


Lynn Van Dine, author of The Search for Peter Hunt  is now based on Cape Cod. Book stores, galleries, museums, libraries, groups or schools wishing to arrange a talk, appearance or a booksigning are welcome to call
 (508) 945-1896 or email LynnVanDine@


A READING GUIDE for book clubs and readers: Find it in the LIBRARY, along with a Recommended Reading List, vintage books and magazines featuring Peter Hunt.


Copyright 2004-2010 Lynn C. Van Dine
All rights reserved


Letters and pictures
from PH friends
and artwork owners

Visit our Sightings page to see the latest letters and emails from people who recall working with Peter Hunt, visitors to his shops and folks who own some prized pieces, including:

A note from Nancy Rees of Connecticut who studied with Peter in Provincetown in 1949 or '50. "Peter was so unique. You certainly portrayed him perfectly... Everyone loved him so. He truly made everyone happy - we laughed with him and we worked very hard for him. All had a great time."

Pictures of a chest bought in Seattle by a couple in Tennessee that they originally though was Pennsyvania Dutch... and realized it was likely decorated by Peter Hunt!

A truly "found" artwork: a Columbus, Ohio, couple, cleaning out a house they'd bought, came across a splendid Hunt-decorated hutch and table.

Charming recollections from Bob Wescott, who, after working for Peter as a youth, grew into an adult who continued to employ Hunt concepts in a variety of venues.

A look at a special Peter Hunt display put together at a Sandwich antiques gallery by Cape Cod antiques dealers.