Ethel Walker

Scottish (1861 - 1951)
Ethel Walker The Spanish Shawl About 1921 - 1926 © The Estate of Dame Ethel Walker. All Rights Reserved 2017/ Bridgeman Images


Born 1861
Died 1951
Nationality Scottish

Ethel Walker was born in Edinburgh and spent most of her life in London. Walker had little formal art training until the age of 38 when she enrolled at Putney School of Art, following which she attended Westminster School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She is best known for her seascapes, still lifes and above all her female portraits. A highly regarded and prolific artist during her lifetime, Walker exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Academy, and was made CBE and DBE.