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Walter A. Clark, ^

Male 1848 - 1917  (69 years)


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  1. 1.  Walter A. Clark, ^ was born in 1848 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY; died in 1917 in Bronxville, Eastchester, Westchester, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Aft 1869; Impressionist landscape painter
    • Living: Between 1881 and 1891, East Hampton, Suffolk, NY
    • Living: Aft 1891, Brookhaven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Residence: 1913, Bronxville, Eastchester, Westchester, NY; at 21 Maple St.

    Notes:

    Occupation:
    Biography from AskART:

    Before settling into a career as an Impressionist landscape painter, Walter Clark studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traveled in Europe, India, China, and Japan, and then spent time in Wyoming as a sheep herder.

    He returned to New York to study art at the National Academy of Design with Lemuel Wilmarth and Jonathan Hartley. In 1880, he came much under the influence of George Inness Sr., because of having a studio next to Inness.

    By the 1890s, he was turning from tonalism to impressionism, influenced by his friends John Twachtman, Edward Potthast, and Joseph DeCamp. During the summers, he painted in Cos Cob, Gloucester, and Ogunquit, Maine.

    [About 1891, he began summering in Brookhaven.]

    During his lifetime, he had a distinguished reputation. He was elected to the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Artists and the Salmagundi Club

    Living:
    During the Summer.

    Living:
    About 1891, he began summering in Brookhaven.
    "Perhaps it was Clark's paintings of Brookhaven, which were exhibited in New York, that attracted the artist Frederick Kost to the area, which he made his permanent home in 1906." (Pisano)

    Residence:
    He lived in the Lawrence Park Art Colony.


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