William Aiken Walker: in Florida

by Timothy A. Eaton



About the Catalogue

William Aiken Walker: In Florida, with an essay by Timothy A. Eaton, contains 80 pages, 18 color plates (8 fold-outs) and 23 black and white illustrations.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Aiken Walker (1839-1921) is best known for his extensive and original body of paintings depicting the life and environments of emancipated slaves, especially cotton workers in the post-Reconstruction American South. However, his large and distinctive body of work in Florida is a critical aspect of his oeuvre that played an important role in his life and the history of art in America. (right: photo of front cover of catalogue, courtesy Eaton Fine Art. Image is detail from Indian Key, Florida, 1899, oil on board, 8 x 15 inches. Private Collection)

About the Author:

Timothy A. Eaton
Eaton Fine Art was founded in 1995 by Timothy Andrew Eaton. Mr. Eaton is the former chief curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the principle of Eaton/Shoen Gallery in San Francisco. Eaton Fine Art's facility includes a renovated historic Art Moderne building at 435 Gardenia Street, a north gallery addition and a contiguous sculpture garden at 419 Gardenia Street designed by Mary Anna Eaton. In the sculpture garden the gallery presents changing exhibitions and installations on the grounds and around its pavilion. (right: photo of Eaton Fine Art, courtesy Eaton Fine Art)

Resource Library editor's note:

This essay was rekeyed and reprinted on February 14, 2005 in Resource Library with permission of Eaton Fine Art, Inc. The essay was excerpted from the illustrated catalogue for the exhibition William Aiken Walker: In Florida held January 28 - March 20, 2004 at Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL. Images accompanying the text in the exhibition catalogue were not reproduced with this reprinting. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the catalogue, please contact Eaton Fine Art at either this web address or phone number:

Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Mr. Richard Frank, Director, Eaton Fine Art, Inc., for help concerning permission for reprinting the above text

Resource Library readers may also enjoy these articles and essays concerning William Aiken Walker:

and these books:

  • Cynthia Seibels, The Sunny South: The Life & Art of William Aiken Walker (South Carolina Department of Natural Resource, 1995, ISBN: 0963283618)
  • August P Trovaioli, William Aiken Walker, Southern Genre Painter (Louisiana State University Press, 1972, ASIN: B0006C4HH4)

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