Saturday, April 9, 2016

Two Paintings by an Artistic Mentor of Marvin Mangus: William F. Walter

William F. Walter

William F. Walter

William F. Walter (1904-1977) Artist and Art Teacher In Washington DC Since 1930

Washington Star Obituary: July 8, 1977

William F. Walter, 73, a well-known Washington DC artist and teacher, died Wednesday at Sibley Memorial Hospital after suffering an aneurysm.

He worked in both oils and watercolors and mainly painted landscapes and marine scenes. He taught art for many years. Born in Washington DC, Mr. Walter was a graduate of Central High School. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art under Charles Hawthorne and W. Lester StevensDuring the 1930s, Mr. Walter was an instructor at the Abbott Art School in Washington DC, and later taught classes at his homeDuring World War II, he worked on important camouflage techniques for the Navy's Bureau of Ships.

Mr. Walter, who won a number of awards for his work, mounted one-man shows at George Washington University and the Arts Club of Washington, and also exhibited at Harvard University and the University of Iowa

He had been a member of the Arts Club since 1930 and had served on its Board of Directors. He was also a former President of the Landscape Club of Washington; former Vice-President of the Society of Washington Artists; and a member of the Washington Watercolor Association.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Edward P. Walter, of Birmingham, Michigan; a daughter, Diana W. Dickinson of Loretto, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

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