(1806 - 1848)
Samuel Swan Walker was active/lived in Ohio. Samuel Walker is known for itinerant portrait and miniature painter, teaching.
Biography Samuel Walker
Trained as a doctor, he quit practicing medicine in 1836 to pursue an art career as a portrait and miniature painter. Mostly he lived in Cincinnati, but he traveled frequently as an itinerant painter, covering most of Ohio and into Pennsylvania in 1838 and 1839.
As a traveling artist he did oil portraits, crayon portraits, and miniatures and also architectural renderings, a skill he shared with carpenters. He also gave painting and drawing lessons in various communities.
In 1840 he returned home to his family but a year later went to Indiana where he studied with J. Insco Williams.
"In 1844, Walker took a long trip to Kentucky, Ohio, and into Pennsylvania, to Erie and Pittsburgh; to Buffalo, New York;
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