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Samuel Walker

 (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;   ...  Displaying 750 of 1215 characters.

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