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Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951), Painter and sculptor

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Painter. Born in Edinburgh, Walker attended the Slade School of Fine Art and was taught by Walter Sickert. She exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1898, where she was a regular exhibitor of portraits into the 1920s and 30s, and joined the New English Art Club in 1900. Walker is associated with the Robin Hood's Bay group of artists. She represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1930 and 1932 and in 1939 she represented Britain at the World Trade Fair in Chicago with Nausicaa (TateBritain). She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1943.

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Dame Ethel Walker

by Dame Ethel Walker
oil on canvas, circa 1925
NPG 5301


Flora Robson

by Dame Ethel Walker
oil on canvas, 1932
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5972