Oil Painting by John Law Walker "Boy" 1950

This Painting is done in the Pointillist style by this well listed painter. The painting is 26 " X 23 " and is framed in a 35-1/2 " X 32-1/2 " frame The painting is fully signed on the canvas as well as the reverse and in very nice condition.

A painter, muralist and etcher, John Law Walker was active in both California and Arizona and traveled throughout the country as doing murals.

During the 1930s and 1940s, while living in Burbank, was actively painting in California. He was a member of the California Watercolor Society, the Los Angeles Art Association, and the Santa Monica Art Association.

As a WPA mural artist, he did work in United States Post Offices in Pasadena and Lockhart, Texas, and the Treasury Department in Washington D.C. He was also an art teacher at Glendale Junior College in Glendale, Arizona.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 19, 1899, Walker was active in Los Angeles from the 1930s until 1953. He studied at the Chouinard School of Art under Chamberlin, Murphy, Sheets, and Hinkle. He died in Tucson, AZ in January 1965.

Exh: LA AA; Calif. WC Society, 1932-35; Pasadena Art Inst., 1933; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1933 (2nd prize), 1937, 1938; Calif. State Fair, 1934 (1st prize); Santa Monica AA, 1934; GGIE, 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939. I

In: Orange County (CA) Museum; Lockhart (TX) Post Office (mural); South Pasadena Post Office (mural); Treasury Dept. (Washington, DC). Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); American Art Annual 1933; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art 1936-53.

Item ID: 00684


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