Walter Edward Speck was born in Detroit, MI on Aug. 29, 1896. Speck studied in Paris with John P. Wicker and Othon Freisz. While on Catalina Island in 1933, he painted a view of the Catalina Pottery. He died in Los Angeles on Oct. 11, 1979.
Exh: Scarab Club (Detroit), 1931 (prize).
In: Fisher Theater (Detroit); Detroit Inst. of Art.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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