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Horatio Walker 1858-1938

Horatio Walker

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2010

Horatio Walker

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted March, 2010

Horatio Walker

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Perth
The Municipality of North Perth
In Listowel, on a wall inside the Listowel Public Library
at Livingston Avenue South and Main Street West


Coordinates: N 43 43.946 W 80 57.306

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Plaque Text

Born at Listowel, Ontario, Walker learned water colour technique in Toronto and studied briefly in New York but was largely self taught. In 1883 he settled on the Ile d'Orleans where for more than fifty years he painted scenes of rural life. Elected to the Royal Academy of Canada in 1918 he became its president in 1925. His portrayals, in the traditional manner, of figures and animals won international acclaim and his work is displayed in major American galleries as well as in the National Gallery of Canada. He died at Ste. Pétronille.

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