WALKER, Stephen

1900 - 2004

Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker was born at Little Lane, Blakeney, Norfolk on 13 April 1900, youngest child of Arthur Walker (1852-1950), a farmer, and his wife Martha Anne née Newbegin (1855-1925), who married at Blakeney on 9 September 1875. In 1911, Stephen was a 10-year-old, living at Glandford, Holt, Norfolk with his parents, 59-year-old Arthur and 55-year-old Martha, and three siblings, Isaac William 22, Charlotte Mary 17 and Alice Bertha 15, all born at Blakeney. A self-taught artist and in 1939, a market town chief cashier, living at Scole Old Rectory on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with his wife Joan (born 19 October 1902), before moving to Palgrave, Suffolk. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1936-1946 from Scole and from Roydon and Palgrave 1948-1953. A member of the Royal Society of Miniature Artists, he specialised in painting horses and farm scenes. Stephen Walker died on 4 February 2004, at the age 103. At the sale of his pictures at Diss after his death, the top price was for a painting of two horses on the cliffs at Dunwich in Suffolk which sold for 7,600.

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