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MARTHA WALTER

American / Pennsylvania, 1875-1976

 

Martha Walter, 'Brittany', Oil on Canvas

 

"Brittany"
Oil on canvas
Estate stamped and numbered 272
The verso inscribed "Brittany"

Housed in an antique Stanford White style giltwood frame

 

Loosely painted on coarse canvas, depicting a Brittany Nanny hovering over a child's bassinet,

the rich deep value and outlining reminiscent of the early paintings of Van Gogh.

"Martha Walter studied at the Pennsylvania Academy with William Merritt Chase.

Walter's early work shows the very strong influence of Chase and her use of rich saturated colors,

combined with her adept application of black paint, was very successful.

Black was a pigment extraordinarily difficult to master

and often omitted in the general course of American Impressionism."

 

Works in numerous museums, including :
Toledo Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Norfolk Society of Arts;
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Milwaukee Art Institute; Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids Iowa;
Art Institute of Chicago; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN; Luxembourg Museum, Paris;
Detroit Institute of Art; Musée d'Orsay, Paris

 

Image Size : 13" x 16" / Framed Size : 19.5" x 22.5"

 

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"Portrait of Walter", by William Merritt Chase

 

Birth place : Philadelphia PA
Addresses : Studios in NYC & Gloucester,

after WWI; frequent travel; Melrose Park, PA, 1940; Glenside, PA

 

Studied : Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art with William Merritt Chase

(Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1908);

Académie Julian, Paris, 1903; Académie Grande Chaumiêre, Paris.

 

Exhibited :

Paris Salon, 1904; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual, 1905-45 (Mary Smith prize, 1909);

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1923 (gold); Art Institute of Chicago, 19 annuals, 1906-38;

Corcoran Galleries biennials, 1907-26 (7 times); National Academy of Design, 10 annuals, 1910-24;

CM, 1914 (solo); NAWA, 1915 (prize); St. Louis City Art Museum, 1918 (six women artists);

Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1922 (solo); Salon d'Automne, 1924; Milch Galleries,

NYC, frequently during the 1930s; Art Club, Chicago; 1941;

Woodmere Art Museum 1955 (solo, including Ellis Island series);

David David Art Gallery, Philadelphia 1977 (retrospective), 1978 (solo), 1986 (solo);

National Arts Club, Washington, DC, 1985 (solo)

 

Member :

National Association of Women Artists, Painters, Sculptors, 1914; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (fellow)

 

Work :

Toledo Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Norfolk Society of Arts;

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Milwaukee Art Institute; Little Gallery, Cedar Rapids Iowa;

Art Institute of Chicago; Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee;

Luxembourg Museum, Paris; Detroit Institute of Art; Musee d'Orsay, Paris

 

Comments :

A plein-air painter known for her colorful impressionist beach scenes of resorts,

such as Gloucester, Coney Island, Atlantic City, and along the French coast.

In 1922, she painted a series of paintings depicting immigrants as they arrived at Ellis Island.

Achieved international reputation, traveling and painting in France, England, Italy, Holland, Germany, Spain

and North Africa.

 

Teaching: NY School of Art; Brittany, France.

 

Sources: Who's Who 1940; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 2: 725;

Tufts, American Women Artists, 1830-1930, cat. no. 58;

Petteys, Dictionary of Women Artists; exhibition catalog, David David (Philadelphia 1985);

Falk, Exh. Record Series.

 

 

 

 

 


     

 

 

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