Walter Barron Currier Biography

Walter Barron Currier




Painter, printmaker, craftsman and illustrator Walter Barron Currier was born in Springville, MA on May 3, 1879. He attended Brown and Cornell universities, studying with Arthur Dow, Eben Comins, and Kenyon Cox. By 1913 he had settled in Los Angeles, and began creating the images of California landscapes he would become known for. He took a position as head of the Art Department Head of Lincoln High School, and taught summer sessions at University of California, Berkeley. He was also active in the local arts scene and in 1926 he opened the Currier Creative Art School in Santa Monica.


Currier died in Santa Monica on January 11, 1934.

Exh: PM of LA, 1916; San Diego FA Gallery, 1920; LACMA, 1920; Berkeley League of FA, 1925; Gardena (CA) High School, 1933; Laguna Beach AA; Santa Monica AA; Painters & Sculptors of LA; Calif. Art Club. In: Lincoln High School (LA); Exposition Park (LA); Cecil B. DeMille Home for Girls