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William Aiken Walker

 (1838 - 1921)
William Aiken Walker was active/lived in South Carolina, Maryland.  William Walker is known for cotton kingdom genre and landscape painting, trompe l'oeil.

William Aiken Walker

A genre painter, William Aiken Walker, is primarily known for his expressions of plantations, cotton fields, African Americans, and dock scenes. The son of a prominent cotton agent, he was a true Southerner, born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838.

Walker completed his first painting at twelve and painted until his death in 1921. Although he studied in Dusseldorf sometime during the 1860s, he was primarily self-taught.

A social and friendly man, Walker often entertained friends with stories of his southern travels, which included Florida, Galveston, Texas, and the Carolinas. It is thought that he was somewhat inspired by European artistic subjects and styles, and also made at least one trip to that continent.

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About  William Aiken Walker

Born:  1838 - Charleston, South Carolina
Died:   1921 - Charleston, South Carolina
Known for:  cotton kingdom genre and landscape painting, trompe l'oeil