Walter Ernest WEBSTER ✿

Walter Ernest Webster (1877-1959) was a British painter born in Manchester, England. Walter showed artistic prowess as a child, winning a study scholarship at the Royal College of Art. In 1899, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, studying there for five years. During his course of study at the Academy, Walter won numerous art prizes.
Walter Ernest spent the years between 1916 and 1919 serving in the British Army, initially in the First Garrison Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment before being transferred to the 15th Essex Regiment. In September 1918, after being tested, Walter was assessed as a superior painter and got transferred to the Royal Engineers camouflage where he served until 18 February 1919 when he was demobilized.
Walter Ernest exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, Royal Glasgow Institute, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He won bronze, silver, and gold medals at the Paris Salon in 1912, 1913, and 1931 respectively. Walter became Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1937. Ernest is associated with the Impressionism Art Movement.

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