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 John Law Walker  (1899 - 1965)

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Lived/Active: California/Arizona / Scotland      Known for: portrait, still life, genre, etching, sculptural wood carvings

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter, muralist and etcher, John Law Walker was active in both California and Arizona and traveled throughout the country as doing murals.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and in the 1930s and 1940s, while living in Burbank, was actively painting in California where he was a student of Millard Sheets, Clarence Hinkle, and Frank Tolles Chamberlin.  He was a member of the California Watercolor Society, the Los Angeles Art Association, and the Santa Monica Art Association.

As a WPA mural artist, he did work in United States Post Offices in Pasadena and Lockhart, Texas, and the Treasury Department in Washington D.C.  He was also an art teacher at Glendale Junior College in Glendale, Arizona.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 19, 1899, Walker was active in Los Angeles from the 1930s until 1953.  He studied at the Chouinard School of Art under Chamberlin, Murphy, Sheets, and Hinkle.  He died in Tucson, AZ in January 1965.

Exh: LA AA; Calif. WC Society, 1932-35; Pasadena Art Inst., 1933; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1933 (2nd prize), 1937, 1938; Calif. State Fair, 1934 (1st prize); Santa Monica AA, 1934; GGIE, 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939. I

In: Orange County (CA) Museum; Lockhart (TX) Post Office (mural); South Pasadena Post Office (mural); Treasury Dept. (Washington, DC).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1933; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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