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HENRY OLIVER WALKER (1843— )

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 272 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY OLIVER WALKER (1843— ), American artist, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, on the 14th of May 1843. He was a pupil of Leon Bonnat, Paris, and painted the figure and occasional portraits, but later devoted himself almost exclusively to mural de;:oration. His paintings symbolizing lyric poetry, for the Congressional Library, Washington; and his decorations for the Appellate Court House, New York; Bowdoin College, Maine; the enlarged State House, Boston; the Court House, Newark, New Jersey, and the Capitol at Saint Paul, Minnesota, are among his most important works. He became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, in 1902.
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