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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Marjorie Walker Installation

Marjorie Walker

Artist, Bohemian, Islander

Majorie Walker, a wealthy New Yorker by birth, sailed through the Salish Sea when she was seventeen and vowed to return. That promis was realized twenty-six years later.

Marjorie returned in 1949 after establishing herself in the East as a landscape artist and animal portraitist.

Remembered as San Juan Island's first academically-trained professional artist, Marjorie shared her art and studio with generations of island children and adults.

Walker was an artist of diverse talents - ceramics, oil and watercolor landscapes, pastel paintings, and sculpture.  Students in her classes considered her an outstanding and knowledgeable teacher.  Friends remember her as an unpretentious and independent individual with a passion for art who was kind, generous, and non-judgmental with a wonderful sense of humor.

Marjorie Walker's legacy is alive in the memories of islanders and in her artwork which still graces many island homes.

Read this Essay for more information about Marjorie Walker and photographs of her work.  A pdf of the art installation is available at:  Marjorie Walker Art Installation.


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