Inez Nathaniel Walker
(1911 - 1990)
Inez Nathaniel Walker was active/lived in South Carolina, New York. Inez Walker is known for naive figure-genre-outsider art.
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Inez Nathaniel Walker was born into poverty in Sumter, South Carolina in 1911, Inez was orphaned at an early age. She was married when only 16 years old and quickly had four children. She then moved to Philadelphia to get away from the grueling farm work.
"Got tired of working so hard on the farm, weeding and hoeing," she told a reporter for New York State's "Correctional Services News" in 1978. "The muck would eat you up."
For awhile Inez worked at a pickle plant, but a strike brought that to an end. In 1949 she moved to Port Byron in New York State and went back to migrant farm work but at least the "muck" of South Carolina was missing. She lived and wor
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