Artist Biography

William S. SUTTER
1888 - 1938

Walter Samuel Sutter was born in San Francisco, CA on December 31, 1888. He was a lifelong resident of his native city except for a brief period when he lived in the San Joaquin Valley. A sign painter, in his leisure he painted landscapes of Marin County and the Big Sur south of Carmel. He appears to have been self-taught except for encouragement from Maynard Dixon. Sutter died on June 3, 1938. Exhibited: San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1925-29; Beaux Arts Club (San Francisco), 1927; San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1927; California State Fair, 1930. Works held: Sierra Nevada Museum (Reno).

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