1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Walker, Horatio

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WALKER, HORATIO (1858), American artist, was born at Listowel, Ontario, Canada, on the 12th of May 1858. When he was a child his family settled at Rochester, New York. Although entirely self-taught, he became a distingtiished painter of animals, the figure and landscape. His pictures, principally of Canadian peasant life and scenes, show the influence of Troyon and Millet, mainly in their feeling for largeness of composition, in solidity of painting and in the choice of theme. He became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, in 1891; of the American Water Color Society and of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, London. He received a medal and a diploma at Chicago, 1S93; and medals at Buffalo, 1901; Charleston, 1902; and St Louis, 1904. In 18S8 he won the Evans prize of the American Water Color Society, New York.