Martha Walter

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Martha Walter
Born (1875-03-19)March 19, 1875
Died January 1976
Occupation American Impressionist Painter

Martha Walter (March 19, 1875 – January 1976) was an American impressionist painter.[1]

A Philadelphia native, Walter studied art at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art from 1895–98 and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.[2] 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.[1]

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.

Further reading[edit]



  • William H. Gerdts. "Martha Walter—A Retrospective." American Art Review, September/October 2002, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p150-192.
  • Helen L. Slack. "Martha Walter, Painter of Joyous Children." International Studio, April 1914, Vol. 52, p42-45.


  1. ^ a b Paschall, W. Douglass (2002). Impressionist Jewels: The Paintings of Martha Walter. Philadelphia, Pa.: Woodmere Art Museum. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni". The University of the Arts Libraries. Retrieved 7 March 2015.