(1886 - 1968)
Walter Biggs was active/lived in New York, Virginia. Walter Biggs is known for magazine illustration, still-life and southern genre painting.
Biography Walter Biggs
Born in Elliston, Virginia, Walter Biggs spent his childhood there and
became an artist of much pride to his region. He has been
described as representing "the South at its best, both as a gentleman
and as an artist who painted the South with sensitive artistry and
poetic nostalgia." (Reed 134) He also became known for his
magazine illustrations including for Harper's, Scribner's, Good Housekeeping, and The Ladies' Home Journal, and as a painter, his style and subject matter reflected the AshCan School* of Social Realism*.
He studied at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and then went to New York
City where he roomed with George Bellows while studying art at the
Chase School* (later named The Ne
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