J. Edward Walker was born in England in 1880. By 1913 Walker had arrived in northern California. He taught at the Carmel Arts & Crafts Club in 1913-16, Los Altos in the late 1920s, and Berkeley in 1932. His oeuvre includes landscapes of Mt Diablo and the Monterey Peninsula as well as floral still lifes. A plein-air painter, his works are those of an academically trained artist.
Exh: Carmel, 1913; Palo Alto Art Club, 1923; Berkeley League of FA, 1924; Oakland Art Gallery, 1927, 1932; Santa Cruz Art League, 1929; Webb Gallery (LA), 1934. In: Monterey Peninsula Museum; Oakland Museum.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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