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Ernest Walker Collection

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The Church at Redding Center, 1940 watercolor

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Stacy Apartment, New York City, ca. 1950

Elder Gallery is the exclusive representative for the Ernest Walker Collection.  All paintings in the collection are professionally matted and framed. Please call or email Elder Gallery for pricing and availability.

Ernest Walker was born in Rochdale, England in 1892 where he demonstrated great promise as a young artist. He won a scholarship to Sheffield School of Art in 1908 and subsequently a full scholarship to Manchester Municipal School of Art in 1909. During his studies he was awarded the coveted King’s Prize for Design

In 1913 Walker moved to the United States and attended the Art Student’s League in New York City. He worked as a freelance artist and, after serving in the United States Army, returned to England, married and painted throughout Great Britain for a number of years. In 1930 Walker returned to Long Island and became a freelance artist and contributed to Fortune, Woman’s Home Companion, McCall’s, Country Life and Pictorial Review.

In 1935 the artist was commissioned by House & Garden to paint interiors of manor homes in England. A number of his paintings were shown on the cover of the magazine. The artist was invited to exhibit his work at the Chicago Art Institute in 1938 and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Watercolor Exhibition in 1939.

Elder Gallery’s collection includes the painting entitled “The Church, Redding Center, Connecticut” which was included in The Whitney Museum of Art’s Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art of 1941.

During the 1940s and 1950s Walker continued painting for House & Garden, Lord and Taylor, Abraham & Strauss, General Electric and others. He illustrated a number of books for Harper Brothers Publishing and MacMillan Publishing.

Ernest Walker died in South Carolina in 1991 at the age of ninety-nine.

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Sun Breaking Through Clouds 4" x 3" watercolor

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Live Poultry, New York(726-4) 5" x43" watercolor

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Under the Bridge 4" x 3" ca. 1940 watercolor

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New York City Garage(1006) 5" x 7" watercolor

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Bush Terminal,Brooklyn(624-1) 7" x 10" watercolor

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Long Island, NY ca. 1940 3" x 4" watercolor

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Edmond House, CT 1940 7" x 9" watercolor

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House in Connecticut ca 1950 7" x 9" watercolor

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Earl Balch House, CT 1940 7" x 9" watercolor

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Interior Chapelbrook, MA (726-13) 11" x 8" watercolor

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Woman Knitting(726-7) 5" x 5" Watercolor
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Outside the Courthouse(729-23) 7" x 6" Watercolor
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Rooftops, Lower Sussex(729-11) 6" x 8" Watercolor
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New York Docks(726-6) 4" x 5" Watercolor
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Tenby Harbor,England (624-3) 6" x 9" Watercolor
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Island of Dr Moraux(729-8) 4" x 7" Watercolor
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Beet Pickers,Long Island(726-37) 3" x 4" Watercolor
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Cottage Portal (729-13) 3" x 3" Watercolor

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Landscape with Rolling Hills(729-10) 4" x 8" Watercolor

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Battery Park, NYC(726-31) 2" x 3.5" Watercolor

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Central Park, NYC(726-21) 4" x 3.5" Watercolor

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The Farm, Redding Center(726-39) 3" x 5" Watercolor
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Storm Clouds, Long Island(726-19) 2" x 3.5" Watercolor
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Harvest Moon, Sussex, England (726-24) 2.5" x 3" Watercolor
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The Suburbs, Long Island(726-12) 9" x 7" Watercolor
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St James Park, London(729-15) 5" x 3" Watercolor
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River Dise, tewkesburg (726-1) 2" x 6" Ink drawing
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Landscape with Trees(726-2) 3" x 7" Ink drawing
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Storm Clouds, Redding(729-7) 4" x 6.5" Watercolor
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Temby Harbor, England(726-38) 3.25" x 4.5" Watercolor
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In the Forest(726-29) 4" x 3" Watercolor
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Interior with Desk 9" x 7" Watercolor
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NYC Train Station(729-14) 4" x 4" Watercolor
 
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Rain Clouds Over English Channel(726-18) 2.25" x 4" Watercolor
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English Countryside(726-3) 2.5" x 4" Ink drawing