Living and working in an era of passionate and often controversial changes in the art world, Walter Farndon managed to retain the essential pleasure of creation. Called “The Painter’s Painter” in New York circles, he captured some of America’s most dramatic scenery, particularly the Eastern seaboard - from New Jersey to Nova Scotia - in a bold, intimate style.
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Farndon was elected a full National Academician in 1937. He also belonged to the New York Water Color Club, the American Watercolor Society, the Allied Artists of America, the American Artists’ Professional League, the Guild of American Painters, the National Arts Club, the New York Society of Painters, the Grand Central Art Galleries and the Salmagundi Club, among others. He exhibited his work and won numerous prizes throughout New York, and at the Pennsylvania Academy, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery and the Boston Art Club. Vose Galleries has mounted six solo exhibitions of Farndon’s oil and watercolor paintings, in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2006 and 2013.
Estate of the artist
By descent through the artist’s family to present
Illustrated on page 11 of the Vose Galleries exhibition catalogue
Walter Farndon, N.A. (1876-1964), Exhibition VI, Vose Galleries, November 6 – December 14, 2013