William Russell Walker
"William Russell Walker is what I would consider to be a student of the old masters. His work is classical but yet has a sense of contemporary melancholy. It is extremely rare to find an artist who seeks such noble path. With full confidence, I know he can become a great artist of the modern romanticism."
~ Gordon S. K. Lee (MFA, Cranbrook)
Walker is contemporary artist, currently living and painting in Georgia. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Walker received a BFA in Columbus, Ohio in 1994. Walker’s works has been shown in several Florida galleries and you can view permanent collections in both Savannah, Georgia and Orlando, Florida.
Walker’s representational figurative work harkens back to classic romantic oil paintings. Although his technique is classic, his content is decidedly melancholy and modern. I adore the old look of his imagery and the warm, muted colors he uses in each of his pieces. A few of his works have a decidedly religious flavor, with images of bishops, Christ and forgiveness. Others depict gorgeous portraits and fascinating images of horses.