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Bill Walton

1931–2010, b. New Jersey; Lived and worked Philadelphia, PA

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Bill Walton was born in Camden, New Jersey and briefly studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago before moving to Philadelphia in 1964. He was a commercial printmaker by trade, and later an instructor at Moore College of Art and Design (1974–1990). Interested in the materials used for printmaking—wood, lead, steel—more than the finished product, Walton began to make sculptures after seeing an exhibition of sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He had his first exhibition in 1971, and over his long career exhibited in galleries nationally and at a variety of institutions, including the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Gallery and Wesley College.



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Bill Walton at Frith Street Gallery

Bill Walton's first solo show outside of the U.S. opens with a private viewing Thursday, april 26, 2018

 

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Frith Street Gallery, London

Exhibition dates:

27 April 2018 – 23 June 2018

Apr 25, 2018

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A More Perfect Union

Woodmere Art Museum
Chestnut Hill, PA
Feb 04–May 21, 2017

 

Including The Dufala BrothersAnne Minich, Rochelle Toner, and Bill Walton

Feb 04, 2017

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Bill Walton at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

A group of Bill Walton works are currently on view in the Korman Galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in "Rohrer—Walton—Andrade: On Paper."

Jan 31, 2014

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Recent press for Bill Walton

The New York Times' Roberta Smith reviews the current Bill Walton shows at James Fuentes and JTT Galleries in the New York.

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Will Heinrich in the New York Observer reviews the Bill Walton shows in New York.

galleristny.com

Mar 16, 2012

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Bill Walton's Studio at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

September 7 – December 4, 2011

Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6-8PM

Exhibition walkthrough with curator Ingrid Schaffner: Wednesday, September 7, 5PM, ICA Members Only

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents Bill Walton\\\'s Studio in the Project Space. This exhibition recreates the unique environment of the minimalist artist, a key figure in the Philadelphia art community for nearly 50 years.

Walton, a commercial printmaker by trade and later an instructor at Moore College of Art and Design (1974-1990), was often more interested in the materials used for printmaking—wood, lead, steel—than in the finished product. His studio contained an exhibition area so he could display his work in progress in order to judge whether or not it was finished, a crucial part of his studio practice. At the time of his death in 2010, Walton\\\'s studio was a small miracle of order. Tools and materials were arranged as carefully as works of art. Indeed it was not always simple to tell the tools from the work, to judge whether an artful arrangement of screws and bolts was waiting to be used or to be admired.

Aug 30, 2011

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