Artist Biography

Walter F. MOSES
1874 - 1947

Walter Farrington Moses was born in Sterling, Illinois on April 17, 1874. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, he founded the Art Craft Club there in 1916 and was art director of Vogue Studios. He settled in Los Angeles in 1922 and founded the Art Guild Academy where he taught for many years. He was the author-illustrator of Artistic Anatomy and director of the California Art Club in 1922. A prolific plein air painter, his works are infused with light and air and captured the unspoiled beauty of southern California of the 1920s and 1930s. He sometimes signed his paintings without his last name as Farrington or Walter Farrington. The artist died in Los Angeles on October 25, 1947. Exhibited: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1930s; Opportunity League (Los Angeles), 1937; Chamber of Commerce (Santa Paula), 1937; Academy of Western Painters, 1937; Westminister House (Los Angeles), 1940.

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