(1876 - 1958)
Walter Dexter was active/lived in England. Walter Dexter is known for painting, commercial art, architecture.
Biography Walter Dexter
Walter Dexter (1876 - 1958)
Walter Dexter was born in Wellingborough and brought up in King's Lynn. As a boy he was taught to paint by Henry Baines, the well-known local artist. From 1892 he trained at Birmingham School of Art.
On completing college, Dexter traveled in Europe, studying and painting. He was fascinated by the Medieval architecture and the 'Old Masters' of the Dutch and Flemish schools. When later asked how he managed to make the surface of his paintings so smooth, he would answer "but that is how the Old Masters worked".
During this period Dexter wrote articles for British newspapers, which he sent back from his travels in Europe. He wrote over 400 press articles on nature, art, architecture and also some
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