This exhibition continued the exploration of the work of this little-known but highly skilled and classically trained Dubuque artist from the early 20th century. Walter made his living creating religious murals and paintings in churches in Dubuque and many surrounding communities. However, he spent his free time creating beautiful masterpieces of the landscapes, people, and still-life scenes around him and that he found on his travels throughout the upper Midwest. These exhibitions are organized with the cooperation of Dubuque’s Friends of Joseph Walter group. Eleven portraits were on display including the artist’s self-portrait, portraits of his son and daughter, and three portraits that are strongly assumed to be of the three Herrmann brothers from Dubuque.
Joseph Walter: Portraits
September 2, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art