William Waller oil on canvas
Baltimore artist William L. Waller's painting entitled 'The Shelter' shows the influece of his Paris teacher Fernand Leger. After WWII, Waller, who had acheived his BA at St. Johns College, resigned his Army commission to study and paint in Paris at the Sorbonne, where he obtained a doctorate in aesthetics, and with Fernand Leger from 1948 to 1950.
When Leger retired from teaching, Waller directed his Academie Montmarte from 1952 to1954. He has had a one man show and several group shows in Paris, Provincetown and Baltimore. Waller returned to Baltimore in 1954, and was named to the faculty of the BMA art school in 1960. He headed the art department of St Timothy's School, Stevenson, MD at the time of his death. A retrospective of his work was held at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1956.
This oil on canvas painting is in perfect, original condition. See pics.