Sunday, October 03, 2010

Walter Graham

Walter Graham (1903-2000)
won the Palette and Chisel
Gold Medal award
in 1947.

He was born
in rural Illinois
and studied at the
Art Institute.

In 1950,
he bought a farm
in Wenatchee, Washington
to devote
the rest of his life to painting.

And he found success as a
Western painter.

Here's one of his most famous works,
an on-site mural
Rocky Reach Dam.

He also did murals
at Pangborn Airport
and Alcoa Wenatchee Works.

The art critic in me
wants him to be
a little more of an aesthete
and a little less
of an entertainer.


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