Alfred Nunamaker was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up in Center Bridge, PA, where his father, artist Kenneth R. Nunamaker, taught him the art of painting.
He began his career at the age of fourteen, exhibiting his work at Phillips Mill, New Hope, and later went on to show his work in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and throughout New Jersey, including numerous one-man exhibitions.
Nunamaker is well known as a Bucks County painter whose specialties were winter landscapes and seascapes. His vacations to the Virgin Islands, Alaska, Newfoundland, Cape Breton, and rock-bound Monhegan Island, Maine, further inspired his interest in painting the sea.
He also worked in the stained glass studio of the late George Sotter, as a commercial artist with Hoedt Studio in Philadelphia, and as a free-lance advertising artist from studios in his New Hope home and in Philadelphia.
Nunamaker lived and worked in New Hope for thirty years before moving to the eastern shore of Maryland in September 1977.
The artist died in 1988.