Friday, 2 December 2011

Walter Tittle

Every now and again I come across a new artist that I haven't heard of before and Walter Tittle is one of these. I just love the (art history A-level training coming through here) luminosity of Walter's paintings - his wonderful use of colour and light really brings the pictures to life.
Walter was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1883 and after completing his formal art training, he came to sketch celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, as well as four US Presidents (William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt).

Tittle met with Franklin D. Roosevelt so many times that he published a book in 1948, Roosevelt As An Artist Saw Him, containing the transcripts of his conversations with the 32nd President.

Tittle died in 1966 and although he is little known today, his wonderful illustrations remain.

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