Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Walter Humphrey

 (1892 - 1966)
Walter Beach Humphrey was active/lived in New York, Wisconsin.  Walter Humphrey is known for illustrator-history, narrative, mural.

Biography  
Walter Humphrey


Known as an historical illustrator and muralist, Walter Humphrey often received commissions for text book and magazine illustrations. "World Book Encyclopedia", "Liberty", "Colliers", and the "Saturday Evening Post", for whom he often did covers, were among his clients. He had a particular focus on Colonial America and the war for independence.

He initially studied at Dartmouth College and then went to the Art Students League of New York. In 1939, as an established painter and illustrator, he returned to Dartmouth to do a series of murals for the student cafeteria. The work became quite controversial in the 1970s when the first Indians were admitted as students because the murals depicted white cheerleaders in Native American war bon  ...  Displaying 750 of 927 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Walter Humphrey

Born:  1892 - Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Died:   1966
Known for:  illustrator-history, narrative, mural