Walter, Martha

United States, (1875-1976)

  • Martha Walter - Pig Market, Brittany
  • Pig Market, Brittany

  • (c. 1921-23), oil on board
  • 14 x w: 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Martha Walter, United States, (1875-1976), was a plein-air painter of landscapes and a portraitist. Her paintings are characterized by bright, vivid colors and a white pigment saturated with light. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she studied at the Pennsylvania academy of Fine Arts and the Academic Julian in Paris.

Walter established her own studio on the Rue de Bagneaux with several other young American women artists but returned home at the outset of World War I. In the U.S., Walter set up studios in new York and Boston and pursued an international career, teaching at the New York School of Art and in Brittany. [DES-4/07]

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