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Robert Walters

Born 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, died 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Walters attended the John Herron Art Institute, Wabash College for Men and DePauw University. After serving on the U.S. Naval Underwater Demolition Team in the Pacific in WWII, he attended the Universidad de Mexico and Mexico City College. While in Mexico he apprenticed with the muralist José Clemente Orozco. Upon return to New Mexico, he received his BFA in 1950 at the University of New Mexico. During this time he was the studio assistant to the Latvian printmaker Adja Yunkers. He counted among his friends Richard Diebenkorn and Agnes Martin as well as UNM instructors Enrique Montenegro and Raymond Jonson. In 1961, Walters became a registered architect and from 1971-1990 was Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico.

Walters traveled extensively in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Mexico and those travels are widely reflected in his works. As a young man in the 1950s, Walters was an internationally recognized abstract expressionist. After receiving his degree in architecture in the 1960s, his work increasingly incorporated the architectural elements of a landscape or an interior space with with figurative. His paintings are characterized by bold and vibrant colors with a distinctive nod to the Mexican muralists. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the Brooklyn Museum Print Collection, the University of New Mexico Museum of Art, the University of California, Berkeley and the Mexico City College, Mexico City.

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Strange Journey II untitled untitled river bridge orozco man standing in NM landscape Luncheon Overlooking the Harbor of Lisbon Exterminating Angel I 1999 Exterminating Angel II 1999 Young Man at the River Bridge Castillian Village Church