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    MARTHA WALTER (American 1875-1976)
    Old Bayonne
    Oil on canvas
    26in. x 21in. (sight size)
    Framed in an antique frame
    Martha Walter estate stamp on verso, David & David #314 David & David Art Gallery, Philadelphia
    Provenance: artist's estate; David & David Gallery, Philadelphia

    Martha Walter was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Design with William Merritt Chase. She was awarded the Cresson Scholarship, which enabled her to travel for two years in France, Spain, Italy, and Holland. She attended the Academies Chaumiere and Julian in Paris, but she found the rigors of academic training too trying and instead opened a studio in the Rue De Bagneaus. She returned to the United Stated on the onset of World War I, set up a studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts and painted beach scenes. At the end of the war, Walter was intrigued with Ellis Island and painted the variety of people as they arrived from other countries in their ethnic costumes.

    Walter exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the National Association of Woman Painters and Sculptors. Her artwork is housed in public collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Norfolk Society of Arts, Virginia; Milwaukee Art Institute, Wisconsin; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; and the Luxembourg Museum, Paris.

    Condition: areas in face appear to fluoresce, canvas loose on stretcher.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500.

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    October, 2004
    31st Sunday
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