c. 1895
Brittany port by moonlight
c. 1895

Lionel Walden

Norwich/Connecticut 1861 - 1933 Chantilly/France

 

Signed lower left
Oil on canvas
10.6 x 13.8 in.
27 x 35 cm

 

Price: 6.500 Euro

 

 

Lionel Walden (1861-1933) was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1861.

 

He first became interested in art in Minnesota, where the family moved when his father became rector of an Episcopal Church there.

 

As a young man, Walden moved to Paris where he studied painting with Carolus-Duran.

 

In around 1893-97, Walden was in England, living in Falmouth. Paintings of Cardiff in Wales are in museums in Cardiff and Paris.

 

Walden received medals from the Paris Salon and was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.

 

He visited to Hawaii in 1911 and several times thereafter. Walden died in Chantilly, France in 1933.

 

According to David H. Forbes, author of Encounters with Paradise: Views of Hawaii and its People, 1778-1941, Lionel Walden "was the finest seascape painter to work in Hawaii".

 

Literature :
Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Schurr-Cabanne, Saur.
Léo Kerlo et Jacqueline Duroc, Peintres des côtes de Bretagne, vol. 5, 2007

 

Public collections holding works by Lionel Walden:
Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée du Luxembourg, Paris; Wilstach Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Cook Gallery, Hawaii; Isaacs Art Center, Waimea/Hawaii, Brooklyn Museum, New York.