March 19, 1875|
|Occupation||American Impressionist Painter|
Walter was a Philadelphia native. She studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, where she was taught by William Merritt Chase. She won the school's Toppan Prize and Cresson Traveling Scholarship. In 1909 also she won the school's Mary Smith Prize for the best painting by a resident female artist. On her scholarship she traveled to Spain Italy, the Netherlands and France. In France she received tuition from Rene Menard and Lucien Simon at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
She went on to teach art at Chase's New York School of Art.
Her estate was purchased in the late 1960s by the David David Gallery of Philadelphia.
- W Douglass Paschall. 2002. Impressionist Jewels: The Paintings of Martha Walter. Woodmere Art Museum.
- James M. Alterman. 2005.New Hope for American Art, ISBN 0-9772665-0-8
- Martha Walter Artwork Examples on AskART.
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