Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 84

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
STEVE WALKER (1945 - )
Three artworks.

The Flower Gatherer, acrylic on cotton canvas, 1982. 762x610 mm; 30x24 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated "May '82" and inscribed "acrylic" and with the artist's Chicago address in ink, upper left verso * Little Girl, acrylic on cotton canvas, circa 1980. 762x660 mm; 30x26 inches. Signed in oil, lower left. * Untitled (Boy with Books), watercolor, pen and brown ink on cream wove paper, circa 1975-80. Signed in brown ink, lower left.

Provenance: the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Chicago painter, printmaker and graphic artist Steve Walker studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and his art illustrated various publications for the Johnson Publishing Company. Influenced by Norman Rockwell, according to Aaron Galleries, Walker was one of the more popular artists exhibiting at the South Side Community Art Center, and is known for his depictions of children. He worked as a commercial graphic artist for Walgreen's until retirement.