|Dates: ||1942, 31 July - |
|Born: ||US, TX, Wichita Falls|
Walter W. Nelson embarked on his photographic career in Houston, Texas, in 1967. Working with major design studios and advertising agencies, he achieved national status. In 1979, he moved to New York City, continuing commercial photography and began the search for personal expressions into the arts. His search for a unique expression came by incorporating painting, sculpture and photography into one image. The journey, a long process of creation, is a continual adventure into the unknown, for no two bodies of works are ever the same.
As a child, Walter spent more time outdoors than indoors, developing a deep respect for the wonders in nature. His journeys to sacred places in Australia, Europe, Old Mexico and New Mexico have been the inspirations for his sculptured relief works of art.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he studied biology, geology at Midwestern State University and oceanography at Texas A&M University plus worked in the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas. His work appears in major collections both public and private. A few are---David H. Gibson Collection, Graham Nash Collections, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, American Express, Bank of America, Frito Lay and others.
[Courtesy of Verve Fine Arts Gallery - 2006]
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