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Martha Walter Art

American, 1875-1976
Walter was born in Philadelphia in 1875. She enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she studied under William Merritt Chase, who became her primary mentor. At his insistence, she entered a number of Academy student competitions and eventually won a prestigious Cresson Traveling Scholarship in 1908. This award enabled her to travel throughout Europe, where she continued her art education at the Grande Julien in Paris. Soon disenchanted with the academicism of the Parisian schools, Walter set out on her own and began producing plein-air paintings in the manner of the French Impressionists. At the outbreak of World War I, she returned to the United States and took up painting at various East coast beach resorts such as Coney Island and Gloucester. In her beach scenes of this period, colorful bathing suits, gowns and umbrellas punctuate a tranquil, pastel surface. Her expertise in the treatment of light and shadow is evident in her depictions of these settings at various times of day. In 1922, she spent some months painting the thousands of immigrants kept in the detention hall at Ellis Island. The dreadful, crowded conditions inspired a group of paintings that were exhibited that year in the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris. One was selected for the permanent collection of the Musée de Luxembourg. An exhibition at the Art Club of Chicago in 1941 featured a group of watercolor paintings inspired by the artist's travels through Spain and North Africa. These works were intensely colored visions of such subjects as Algerian street scenes, mosques and Spanish fishermen. Walter worked well into her nineties, continuing to paint portraits of women and children, beach scenes, gardens and marketplaces. Before her death in 1976, she had exhibited widely, and her works are included in major national and international private and public collections. Hammer Galleries had several exhibitions of her work during her lifetime, the last taking place in 1975 when the artist was one hundred years old.
(Biography provided by Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio)
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Artist: Martha Walter
Bathing by the Big Rock, American Impressionist Landscape and Beach Scene
By Martha Walter
Located in Doylestown, PA
This Impressionist beach scene and landscape was painted by American artist Martha Walter. The 15 x 18 oil on board is framed in a 22K gold reproduction frame and is signed "Martha W...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Board, Oil

"Congregating Outside the Home, Brittany"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim's of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to present this piece by Martha Walter (1875 - 1976). Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followe...
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Early 20th Century Martha Walter Art

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Oil, Board

"A Day on the Beach"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim's of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to present this piece by Martha Walter (1875-1976). Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followed ...
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1810s Martha Walter Art

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Board, Oil

"The Brittany Family"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim's of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to present this piece by Martha Walter (1875 - 1976). Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followe...
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Early 20th Century Martha Walter Art

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Oil, Canvas

Tuck's Point, Massachusetts
By Martha Walter
Located in Washington, DC
American Impressionist
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1940s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Oil Crayon, Cardboard

"Beach House Scene" American Impressionism Coastal Landscape Watercolor on Paper
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a playful depiction of a beach house scene of the ocean, sand, and view of a house with its garden with joyful colors and precious deta...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Untitled, South of France
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
Martha Walter was a second generation American Impressionist painter. She devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Mo...
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

Cafe Florian, St. Marks Square, Venice
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
Martha Walter was a second generation American Impressionist painter. She devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Mo...
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

"Lady of Summer"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Martha Walter (1875-1976) Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followed by the Pennsylva...
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Board, Oil

At the Circus
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

Untitled, Venice
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
Martha Walter was a second generation American Impressionist painter. She devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Mo...
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

Flamenco Dancer, Seville
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
Martha Walter was a second generation American Impressionist painter. She devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Mo...
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

Seville
By Martha Walter
Located in Lawrence, NY
Martha Walter was a second generation American Impressionist painter. She devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Mo...
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1920s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

"Autumn Afternoon in Luxembourg Garden"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Martha Walter (1875-1976) Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followed by the Pennsylva...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Oil, Board

"A Grandmother's Delight"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Martha Walter (1875-1976) Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followed by the Pennsylva...
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Charcoal, Paper, Watercolor

"Under the Large Striped Umbrella on a Foggy Day"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to offer this piece by Martha Walter (1875 - 1976). Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followed by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It was at the Academy that Walter’s artistic talent was discovered. An admiring instructor by the name of William Merritt Chase took young Martha under his wing, giving her both inspiration and direction. She additionally enrolled with Chase at his summer school in Shinnecock, Long Island and in 1903, was awarded the Cresson Traveling Scholarship by the Pennsylvania Academy. This sent Martha Walter on travels to France, Italy, Spain, and Holland, where she attended the Grand Chaumiere and the Academie Julian in Paris. Afterwards, she established a studio on the Rue De Bagneaux in France with several other American women artists...
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1910s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Board, Oil

"Still Life with Roses and Fruit" Impressionist Oil of Canvasboard Painting
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
A whimsical depiction by Martha Walter of an interior morning scene of white and pink roses arrangement in a glass vase on top of a table, and fruit on a decorated plate. In the background, the window overlooking the backyard, with the use of bold colors and strong contrasts makes Walter's work so striking and captivating. The flowers are executed with bold petals and exciting colors and this depiction is a wonderful scene done in her home. As an acclaimed American Impressionist painter and one of the premier female artists to be recognized within the fine arts community of the time, she was known for her bright plein-air beach scenes and domestic portraits. Martha Walter studied under William Merritt Chase and was greatly influenced by the then-established French Impressionists Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, and Eugène Boudin. Walter's works took on a looser style; she also used black paint, a color often excluded by other Impressionists. The painting is on canvasboard with the Martha Walter Estate stamp on the reverse, and it comes housed in an antiqued champagne color...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Board, Canvas, Oil

"Late Afternoon at Brighton Beach"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to present this piece by Martha Walter (1875 - 1976). Born in Philadelphia in 1875, Martha Walter attended Girls’ High School followe...
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1910s American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Still Life with Rose Bouquets" Impressionist Oil of Canvasboard Painting Framed
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
A whimsical depiction by Martha Walter of an interior morning scene of white, pink, and red roses arrangement in glass and ceramic vases on top of a table with a red mantel, and a bo...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Clara with Charles
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a pertinent example of Martha Walter's most precious oil portraitures. Her use of the pallet is effortless with bold brushwork, strong executions, and soft details. Wal...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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"Swimming Pool"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Signed LR Born in Philadelphia, Martha Walter was a well-known Philadelphia Impressionist who specialized in light hearted, colorful beach ...
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20th Century Impressionist Martha Walter Art

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Watercolor

"Portrait of Young Boy and His Toy Train"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
This particular piece is one of Walter's signature images of children, among the subjects for which she is known. Clearly a formal portrait, it was likely commissioned for the home of an affluent client, given the child's elegant costume and the portrait;s grand size. In this arresting portrait, she captures the delight of a young blond boy...
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20th Century Martha Walter Art

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Canvas, Oil

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Waiting Tagged to Go West, Railroad Room
By Martha Walter
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Home Garden Scene
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
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"Pig Market, Brittany"
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"Two Green Umbrellas"
By Martha Walter
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"Green Cafe with White Pillars"
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"Sunday Skaters, Central Park"
By Martha Walter
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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Snow Scene
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A Picnic Table
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
A whimsical depiction by Martha Walter of a picnic table with flowers, cups, Pepsi bottles, and sugar bowl with a beautiful table cloth. The bold colors a...
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