Dog Chapel Artist Has Passed Away
A self-taught artist, Stephen Huneck was an author, furniture maker, painter and wood carver who lived in St Johnsbury, Vermont and build the famous Dog Chapel on top of Dog Mountain. The star of most of Huneck’s children’s books was a black Labrador Retriever named Sally. Items created by Huneck can be found in the collections of the American Kennel Club, the Dog Museum of America and the Smithsonian Institution. Most of his wood carvings were created using wood collected from his Vermont farm. Ask us about Vermont Dog Chapel or artist Stephen Huneck or share your comments. To feature your Vermont business, contact us.
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The World has lost another outstanding artist. The talented, self-taught artist and writer Stephen Huneck is dead. Huneck was well-known here in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where he built the Dog Chapel on what he called Dog Mountain. “Dog Chapel” was built in 1999. It is open to the public and includes acres of hiking trails.
Huneck’s art was primarily centered around dogs. Wood carving dog items and writing books made Huneck well-known. The main character of his children’s books was Sally, his black Labrador Retriever. Huneck lived at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont until his death on Thursday, January 7. 2010. Huneck was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Pieces of Huneck’s Artwork are on display in a permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. Stephen Huneck had a retail store in Woodstock, Vermont for a short while. The Huneck’s also held an event called Dog Fest every summer. For more information visit our feature article about the Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain.