H. BOYLSTON DUMMER (American, 1878 - 1945)

H. Boylston Dummer, a painter, teacher, and illustrator was born in 1878 in Rowley, Massachusetts.  He was an artist for the Boston Post for many years, and he became well known to its readers for his colorful pen and ink drawings.  His artwork would often accompany Newton Newkirk’s popular topical column in the Post entitled, “The Bingville Bungle.”  He also illustrated for the weekly newspaper, “The Youth’s Companion.”  Dummer illustrated for many magazines and children’s books as well.  He worked as an artist, specializing in nature illustrations, for such publishing companies as Ginn and Company, World Book Company, and American Book Company.  He died in Beverley, Massachusetts in 1945.

Art Students League; pupil of Eric Pape, George Noyes, Ambrose Webster, and John Carlson

Whitney Museum of American Art
Rockport Art Association, treasurer 
National Academy of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Salmagundi Club
Copley Society, Boston
North Shore Art Association

Salmagundi Club
North Shore Art Association, 1926-45
Boston Society of Independent Artists
Rockport Art Association

Artists of the Rockport Art Association
Davies, “Artists of Cape Ann: A 150 Year Tradition,” American Art Review (Feb. 2003)
Cooley, Rockport Sketch Book
Falk, Who Was Who in American Art
Mallett, Mallett’s Index of Artists: International  - Biographical 
Opitz (ed.), Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers
Other major art references