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Friday 30 June – Sunday 29 October 2017
This summer, Harewood House Trust is presenting a major exhibition with the Ingleby Gallery of works by talented artist and writer, Frank Walter (1926 – 2009). The first time his works have been exhibited in England; the 63 paintings depict miniature landscapes (both real and imagined), trees, masks, and abstracts.
Walter was a prolific artist painting several hundred works and carvings, he wrote over 25,000 pages about history, philosophy and science as well as making numerous recordings. The works in this exhibition have been selected to define Walter’s 40 year career which saw him withdraw from society, choosing to find solace in his art and in nature.
Not formally trained as an artist, Walter’s paintings are now being appreciated for their balance and sophistication and this year, his works are being shown in Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural representation at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The exhibition has been made possible with support from the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh who have championed the artist’s work in the UK and internationally.
Frank Walter (Francis Archibald Wentworth Walter), self-styled 7th Prince of the West Indies, Lord of Follies and the Ding-a-Ding Nook, was born in Antigua in 1926. Walter was hugely talented as an artist and writer, although somewhat flawed by an obsession with his ancestral lineage which he believed linked him with the aristocratic families of Europe including Charles II (through his mistress Lucy Walter), Franz Joseph of Austria and the Dukes of Buccleuch.