Edgar Hunt - Mallards Landing 1928. Edgar Hunt (1876-1955) and his brother Walter who were born in Birmingham, were the third generation in the Hunt family to become artists. Edgar had no formal art training but was schooled by his father. He specialised in painting exquisitely detailed works of farmyard scenes and animals, executed meticulously in a realistic style which never changed throughout his career. The artist lived in the Midlands and sold many of his pictures there.