VINTAGE 1950's SIGNED WALKER RARE PAIR VAN BRIGGLE ART POTTERY LAMPS WITH ORIGINAL. EXTREMELY RARE EARLY PAIR LAMPS SIGNED BY ONE OF VAN BRIGGLE POTTERIES FOREMOST AND TALENTED ARTIST NELLIE WALKER. 20" TALL NOT INCLUDING THE FINIAL; INDIAN FIGURES ALONE 12" HIGH WITHOUT THE SOCKET. NO CHIPS OR CRACKS, ETC. ORIGINAL BUTTERFLY SHADES ARE NOT PERFECT AND A BIT RIPPLED IN BACK AND SHOW WEAR(LOSS IN BUTTERFLY WING)ETC.BOTH LAMPS ARE IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION(BULBS NOT INCLUDED)& HAVE ORIGINAL HARPS AND FINIALS. SCARCE INDIAN MOTHER WITH HER BABY IN PAPOOSE AND MALE INDIAN BOTH INCISED WALKER ON EACH BASE(SEE PHOTOS). PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTION'S. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (December 8, 1874 July 10, 1973), was an American sculptor best known for her statue of.
Nellie Verne Walker was born in. The daughter of Everett Walker, a stone carver and monument maker, and Rebecca Jane Lindsay Walker.
By the age of 17 she was allowed to use her father's tools and began making her own sculpture in her father's monument shop in. Her first noteworthy work was a bust of. That was displayed at the.
In 1893, as an exhibit in the Iowa Building there, labeled "The work of an Iowa Girl". She was to return to the theme of Lincoln again in her career.
At four foot eight (4'8) and less than a hundred pounds she seemed an unlikely candidate to be able to meet and to succeed at the very physical demands placed on a sculptor, but the teacher. Decided to give her a chance and they were to remain friends and co-workers for the rest of their lives. When Taft died in 1936, leaving much of the.Undone, she was one of several sculptors who were commissioned to finish the piece (1941). Not long thereafter she began getting her own commissions and so moved into studio space in the famous (in sculpture circles) Midway Studio where she shared space with Taft and other Chicago sculptors. Died and someone there realized that Walker was in town and asked her to make a death mask, which she did. The family was so impressed with Walker that they commissioned her to do a bust, followed by a large carved granite cemetery marker and finally an over-life-sized statue of Stratton. All are still located in the Colorado Springs area.
The History of American Sculpture. Mentions Walker as a significant young sculptor and specifically refers to her. Like many other sculptors of her era Walker created both architectural and cemetery sculpture. She was a member of the.
And was inducted into the. Iowa Women's Hall of Fame.Late in life, following the 1948 destruction of her Chicago studio, Walker moved to. Where she occasionally modeled pottery for the. Company, and she died there in 1973, aged 98. Memorial to Soldiers of the.
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