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 Walter Parsons Shaw Griffin  (1861 - 1935)



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Lived/Active: Connecticut/Maine / France      Known for: landscape-coastal-town, portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Walter Griffin
1861 (Portland, Maine)
1935 (Portland, Maine)

Connecticut/Maine / France

Often Known For
landscape-coastal-town, portrait painting

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Impressionists Pre 1940
Old Lyme Colony Painters
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915

 Born in Portland, Maine on 14 January 1861, the son of Lydia Libby and Edward Souther Griffin, a successful woodcarver, Walter began studying art under his father.  First, he  learned the techniques of sculpture, carving pictorial bas-reliefs, decorative works and small figures.  Even as a youth, Walter attempted to capture the likenesses of local  mariners who visited his father's studio and he was allowed to accompany his father on sketching trips with the group.&n (showing 500 of 9693 characters).

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