BERNARD FLEETWOOD-WALKER RA RWS RP ROI NEAC
Bernard Fleetwood Walker was a portrait and figure painter in oil and watercolour, born in Birmingham in 1893. He studied at the Birmingham School of Arts and Crafts, and also in London and Paris. Fleetwood-Walker served with the Artists' Rifles during the First World War, and was wounded and gassed. A prodigious worker, he spent all his life in Birmingham and excelled at portraiture, especially pictures of children. He exhibited at all the major public galleries in London and the provinces, and won a Silver Medal at the Paris Salon. The paintings of Bernard Fleetwood-Walker are also represented in a number of public collections. A memorial exhibition was held by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1966.