Cecile Walton

Scottish (1891 - 1956)
Cecile Walton Romance - Cecile Walton, 1891 - 1956 (With her children Edward and Gavril) 1920 © The Family of the Artist


Born 1891
Died 1956
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Glasgow
Death place Edinburgh

From an artistic family, Cecile Walton was the daughter of Glasgow Boys artist Edward Arthur Walton. She studied in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Florence and became a member of the Edinburgh Group, practising in the capital as a painter, sculptor and illustrator. Influenced by the Symbolist style, her book illustrations for the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen perfectly capture the fanciful characters and stories of the Danish author.

Glossary terms

  • A group of painters that exhibited together in Edinburgh from 1919 to 1921. It included Cecile Walton, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and D.M. Sutherland.