Artist info

Western Perspective premiers on February 27, 2015 at Basin PBS in Midland TX.    Here is a segment on Bonnie from this series:

 

About the artist Bonnie Wunderlich

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 Bonnie Wunderlich has lived in Terlingua Texas since 1995.   Her landscapes, figures, and architecture paintings of the Big Bend area show her excitement in what she sees and experiences around her.     

 

 Wunderlich grew up in Klein, Texas.   In the 70’s she studied painting at the University of Houston and University of Texas.   In 1978 she obtained a BFA (in painting and pottery) at the University of Texas in Austin.  .

 

  Art movements that have been the most influential to Wunderlich are the American Abstract Expressionists primarily because of their freedom in brushwork.     Favorite artists are  Arshile Gorky, Richard Diebenkorn,  Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, William DeKooning, Marsden Hartley, Everett Spruce, Fritz Scholder, Miro,  Cezanne, Matisse, and Joan Mitchell.

 

 

 

 

  A snap shot glimpse into college days  

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Bonnie Wunderlich 1977 in painting Dept. at University of Texas, Austin
Bonnie Wunderlich 1977
in painting Dept. at University of Texas, Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie’s German heritage,  Klein, Texas

Home town.   Peter Wunderlich (great great Grandfather), who imigrated to Klein, Texas in 1852, wrote letters back to his parents, which are amazing glimpses back into life in early Texas, and these letters are in this link. Maria Katherina Wunderlich was Peter’s widow, and their home is among other family homes shown in the link above.

 

Below are portraits of Bonnie’s Grandparents, painted by Wunderlich in 1975:

On the paternal side, Grand Father W. A. Wunderlich  by Bonnie
On the paternal side, Grand Father W. A. Wunderlich
by Bonnie
On the Maternal side,  Grandmother Agnes Sentesi, imigrated from Hungary when she was 28.  Painted by Bonnie
On the Maternal side, Grandmother Agnes Sentesi, imigrated from Hungary when she was 28. Painted by Bonnie

Paintings by Bonnie Wunderlich, Big Bend Artist