Late 19th c-Early 20th c Painter
Horatio Walker was born in Ontario, Canada. He received his early instruction from R. F. Gagen and miniaturist John A. Fraser while working in a photographic studio. He moved to the United States and established a studio in New York City in 1878, and began periodic trips to Europe, Africa, the New East, and Russia. He was a academician at the National Academy of Design and a winner of four gold medals at major exhibitions. Walker was habitually referred to as "The American Millet" and almost exclusively painted depictions of farm life.