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Henry Oliver Walker


Centurion, 1889–1929

Born 14 May 1843 in Boston, Massachusetts

Died 14 January 1929 in Belmont, Massachusetts

Buried Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Proposed by James Wells Champney, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, and Charles A. Platt

Elected 7 December 1889 at age forty-six

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Henry Oliver Walker, whose paintings adorn the walls of many American galleries and public buildings, was an artist of imagination and distinction. Perhaps his best work is the mural decoration of the corridor allotted to him in the National Library at Washington, and the fine central panel of the Appellate Court on Madison Square. In conception, line and color he was a master of his art; his idealization, tempered always with a sense of the realities, never failed of its appeal. Living to the ripe age of eighty-six [sic: eighty-five] and working on his canvases after he has passed the fourscore milestone, he was all his life an industrious reader, a kindly and ready conversationalist and a good companion.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1930 Century Association Yearbook