(1883 - 1942)
Walter Mruk was active/lived in New York, New Mexico. Walter Mruk is known for modernist imagery painting.
Biography Walter Mruk
Walter Mruk was the lesser known member of the famous Santa Fe modernist art group "Los Cinco Pintores." What is known about him is that he grew up in a Polish immigrant community of Buffalo, New York. He was boyhood friends with fellow artist Jozef Bakos. After realizing that his studies in business at a local college were not for him, he enrolled in art school at the Albright Art Gallery. His parents were less than happy.
John Thompson, the respected art teacher who studied in Paris under the influence of the impressionists, took Bakos and Mruk under his wing and opened up their world to the modernist. art movements in Europe.
Mruk and Bakos followed Thompson to Denver in 1918. They entered their work in the Denver Art Asso
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