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Walter Biggs

 (1886 - 1968)
Walter Biggs was active/lived in New York, Virginia.  Walter Biggs is known for magazine illustration, still-life and southern genre painting.

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 4125 characters.

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About  Walter Biggs

Born:  1886 - Elliston, Virginia
Died:   1968
Known for:  magazine illustration, still-life and southern genre painting