Monday, March 4, 2013

Mentors of the Magnificent Marv: William F. Walter

A Washington, D.C. native, William F. Walter (1904-1977) was a respected designer, cartoonist, teacher and painter during his lifetime.

After completeing his studies at the Corcoran School of Art, he continued his training under the instruciton of Charles Hawthorne, W. Lester Stevens, Richard Meryman and B. Baker.

Walter was member of the Society of Washington Artists; Landscape Club, Washington, DC; Washington Art Club; American Polar Society and Southern States Art League.

His work was shown in numerous venues including: Harvard University, University of Iowa, Washington Art Club and various museum in the East and South. He also held a solo exhibit in New York City. He was awarded prizes for his work by the Landscape Club and US National Museum.

In addition to his busy painting and exhibition schedule, he completed a series of Artic paintings for the Navy in 1946 and taught at the Abbott School of Art in Washington, DC from 1951-1954.

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