Henry Oliver Walker

   Walker, Henry Oliver Walker was an American figure and mural painter. He was born in Boston in 1843 and studied art under Bonnat in Paris. He opened a salon in New York City, where his ideal figure composi-tions compelled attention because of their poetic beauty, particularly those of "Eros et Musa" and "Musa Regina," which are to be seen in the National Gallery at "Washing­ton. He is better known, however, for his mural decorations, the most important including a series of lunettes representing "Lyric Poetry" in the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.: murals in the Minnesota state capitol at St. Paul; and the panel "Wisdom Attained By Learning" in the Appellate Court, New York. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1902 and of the National Institute of Arts and Letters the same year. He died in 1929.

Lyric Poetry