Born in England in 1837, Samuel Walker exhibited at the Royal Academy in London during 1850-52. He then immigrated to New York City where he exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1853-54.
An itinerant artist, he worked in New Orleans in 1860-61 and Philadelphia in 1865-68. Moving to San Francisco in 1869, he was active there until 1873.
His works include landscapes, portraits, and seascapes.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,1866; Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1869; San Francisco Art Association, 1872.
Collection: Society of California Pioneers.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Census; City Directory; New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
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