Walter, Martha

(1875 - 1976)

Martha Walter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 and died in 1978. Walter studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with William Merritt Chase. She also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and Academy de la Grand Chaumiere, Paris. On a two-year traveling Cresson Scholarship, she visited France, Spain, Italy and Holland. Finding the Academy structure too confining, she established a studio in the Rue De Bagneaus.  Walter’s paintings captured the animation of the city and the light and color of seashore scenes. During World War I, she returned to the United States and set up a studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts, painting beach scenes.  Walter was a member of the National Association of Woman Painter/ Sculptors and the National Association of Woman Artists.

Collections: Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Exhibitions: Art Institute of Chicago Corcoran Gallery Biennial National Association Women Artists National Academy of Design National Arts Club Paris Salon Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Woodmere Art Museum, Solo 1955 & 2002