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 Ferdinand Edward Walcher  (1895 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: Missouri      Known for: figure, portrait, rural and urban view

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Ferdinand Edward Walcher
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Portrait of a Woman
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1895, Ferdinand Walcher, nicknamed Eddy, became known for figurative portraiture, rural, and urban views, and his subject matter was influenced by the Ash Can School. He graduated from Yeatman High School in 1914, and in 1917 went into the United States Army, serving In World War I.

He received his artistic training at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts and Washington University, where Edmund Wuerpel was an influential teacher. In 1921, he attended the Chicago Art Institute followed by night classes in commercial art. During this time he lived at the Chicago YMCA Hotel. He also studied in New York with Frank DuMond at the Art Students League. During this time Walcher also studied under John Singer Sargent.

During the 1920s and 30's Walcher returned to the Art Student League and lived at 348 West 57th Street in New York City.

In the late 20's Walcher did illustrations for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He also spent close to two years in Europe, France, Germany and Switzerland and lived address in Paris. In the 1930s and 40s, he traveled and painted in New York, Buffalo, Milwaukee and St.Louis.

Walcher earned his living in Saint Louis as a fine-art painter and was a member of the Saint Louis Artist Guild, the Art Students League and the Artist Equity of America.


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Christy Lancaster, Great Niece of the artist.
New Canaan Gallery

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Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1895, Ferdinand Walcher, who was nicknamed "Eddy" received his artistic training at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts. He also studied in New York at the Art Students League. His most famous classmate at the League was John Singer Sargeant. Walcher earned his living in Saint Louis as an artist, specializing in figurative, portraiture, rural and urban views. He was a member of the Saint Louis Artist Guild, The Chicago Art Institute, the Art Students League and the Artist Equity of America. His work was clearly influenced by the Ashcan School.

Source: State of the Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Biography from Janet Wylie Fine Art:
Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1895, Ferdinand Walcher, who was nicknamed "Eddy," received his artistic training at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts. He also studied in New York at the Art Students League. His most famous classmate at the League was John Singer Sargeant.

Walcher earned his living in Saint Louis as an artist, specializing in figurative, portraiture, rural and urban views. He was a member of the Saint Louis Artist Guild, The Chicago Art Institute, the Art Students League and the Artist Equity of America.

His work was clearly influenced by the Ashcan School.

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