20" x 24" Autumn landscape along the Bronx River, New York, circa 1900. Now in custom gold leaf frame.
Bio from ask art.com: Before settling into a career as an Impressionist* landscape painter, Walter Clark was a sculptor of portrait busts, and among his subjects were terra-cotta* depictions of American Indians. He studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traveled in Europe, India, China, and Japan, and then spent time in Wyoming as a sheep herder.
He returned to New York to study art at the National Academy of Design^ with Lemuel Wilmarth and for five years with Jonathan Scott Hartley. In 1880, he came much under the influence of George Inness Sr., because of having a studio next to Inness. Beginning 1883, Clark was exhibiting landscapes at the National Academy of Design, and increasingly, he was turning from Tonalism* to Impressionism, influenced not only by Inness but by his friends John Twachtman, Edward Potthast, and Joseph DeCamp.
During the summers, he painted in Cos Cob, Gloucester, and Ogunquit, Maine. In 1893, his paintings were exhibited at the Columbian Exposition* in Chicago; in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; and 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition celebrating the Louisiana Purchase.
During his lifetime, he had a distinguished reputation. He was elected to the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Artists* and the Salmagundi Club*, and fittingly he won many awards including an Inness Gold Medal from the National Academy of Design.