Archived Gallery Exhibit
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents
Daniel Walker Retrospective Memorial Exhibit for Black History
January 17– February 26,
Gallery Reception and Performance on February 5, 2009 5-8pm
An exhibit of oil and watercolor painting, mixed media, and printmaking representing the life long career of Rhode Island artist and teacher Daniel Walker who earned his BA and MA from RISD, taught at RISD and in the Warwick Public Schools and produced thousands of works of art.
Daniel Walker graduated from Central High School and earned both BA and MA degrees from RISD. He was a member of the Providence Art Club more than 40 years ago when he was a budding student artist. Walker taught art in the Warwick School system, mentoring and inspiring many young art students to enter the field, and helping many worthy black youth in their pursuit of an art career.
Walker worked diligently and consistently on his own art, exploring different styles and media, experimenting with new techniques, studying the masters from the classical to the modern, and collecting works of art for inspiration. Any free time he had, Daniel spent painting, sketching and drawing. He explored a variety of avenues for exhibiting and selling art work and in fact some of it has been handled by Sotheby’s and Christy’s and sold throughout the United States.
These accomplishments stand alone, but considering the fact that Daniel Walker was African-American artist who accomplished them throughout the 1950’s, 1960’s and1970’s makes it truly noteworthy. His sudden and untimely passing last year changed this exhibit from a Retrospective to a Memorial but still presents hundreds of works from his earliest to his final pieces.
The reception will include music and food to celebrate Daniel Walker and the indelible mark he made on the art world and the community.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
1st and 2nd floor lobby
80 Washington Street
Providence RI 02903
closed Sundays and Holidays
For information call Steven Pennell 401-277-5206