(1901 - 1998)
Walker Kirtland Hancock was active/lived in Massachusetts, Missouri / Italy. Walker Hancock is known for portrait statue and monument sculpture, medallic art.
Biography Walker Hancock
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Hancock was a sculptor of allegorical* figures, portrait statues, and commemorative monuments. As a young man, he spent a year at the School of Fine Arts at Washington University and then transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts* to study with Charles Grafly. At the Academy he won the Edmund Stewardson Prize in 1921, and in 1922 and 1923, the William Cresson Traveling Scholarships*, which enabled him to travel through Europe. In 1925, he won the George D. Widener Memorial Gold Medal for the Bust of Toivo. That same year, he began three years of study at the American Academy in Rome*, having received the Prix de Rome*, and during this time, he traveled extensively in Europe.
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