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 William Aiken Walker  (1838 - 1921)

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Lived/Active: South Carolina/Maryland      Known for: cotton kingdom genre and landscape painting, trompe l'oeil

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BIOGRAPHY for William Walker
1838 (Charleston, South Carolina)
1921 (Charleston, South Carolina)

South Carolina/Maryland

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cotton kingdom genre and landscape painting, trompe l'oeil

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A genre painter, William Aiken Walker, is primarily known for his expressions of plantations, cotton fields, African Americans, and dock scenes. The son of a prominent cotton agent, he was a true Southerner, born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838.

Walker completed his first painting at twelve and painted until his death in 1921. Although he studied in Dusseldorf sometime during the 1860s, he was primarily self-taught.

A social and friendly man, Walker often entertained friend (showing 500 of 21414 characters).

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