WALKER, Stephen

1900 - 2004

Stephen Walker

Born at Blakeney, Norfolk on 13 April 1900, youngest child of Arthur Walker, a farmer, and his wife Martha Ann née Houlden, who married at Wharfdale, Yorkshire in 1889. In 1911, a 10 year old living at Glanford Holt, Norfolk with his parents, 59 year old Arthur and 55 year old Martha, and three siblings, Isaac William 22, Charlotte Mary 17 and Alice Bertha 15, all born at Blakeney. A self-taught artist and at one time, a market town chief cashier living at Scole Old Rectory on the Norfolk/Suffolk border before moving to Palgrave, Suffolk. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1936-1946 from Scole and from Roydon and Palgrave 1948-1953. A member of the Royal Society of Miniature Artists, he specialised in painting horses and farm scenes. He died in February 2004 at the age 103. At the sale of his pictures at Diss after his death, the top price was for a painting of two horses on the cliffs at Dunwich in Suffolk which went for 7,600.




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