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Martha Walter

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Titled in graphite on verso.  David & David stamp on verso referencing the Martha Walter estate.

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Titled in graphite on verso.  David & David stamp on verso referencing the Martha Walter estate.

About the Artist (1875-1976, American)  "It was in France, where Martha Walter established herself as a plein-air Impressionist. For Martha Walter, like many young artists at the turn of the century, an opportunity to study abroad was the next and most vital step in an artistic career.  At the insistence of her teacher William Merritt Chase, Walter entered and won the Cresson traveling scholarship.  In 1903, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she traveled to Paris to begin classes at the Academie Grande Chaumiere and the Academie Julian.  Walter soon found the rigid academic institutions rather stifling to her natural talents.  Her French teachers saw in her, as did Chase, an innate ability and naturalness that would only be inhibited by academic reins.

With her teachers' blessing she was granted a special dispensation and allowed to pursue her studies out of doors in the French countryside.  Walters was soon sharing a studio with several other young American women and would remain in France until the outbreak of World War I, producing many of her most important works in her very independent and unique Impressionist style.

Martha Walters returned to the United States at the outset of World War I and gravitated to the artist colony of Gloucester, Massachusetts, a New England fishing village. She would return there frequently for the rest of her life.

Exhibitions:  Gallery Georges Petit, Paris; La Salon d'Automne; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; National Association of Women Artists; Toledo Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Institute

Collections:  The Louvre, Musee du Luxembourg, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Toledo Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Gallery, Terra Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Center" take from submitted by Taylor Graham Gallery

Culture USA, Women Artists
Style Post Impressionism
Medium Oil on panel
Sight size 8 1/4" height X 10 1/4" width
Panel size 8 1/2" height X 10 1/2" width
Frame Hand-wrapped silk liner, gold finished ornate wood molding
Frame size 13 1/2" height X 15 1/2" width
Weft count "
Signed "Martha Walter" at viewer's lower right, partially covered by silk-covered liner
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed
Provenance P Lar