Walter Shirlaw Born in Scotland Walter Shirlaw came to the United States at the age of two or three. He was apprenticed as an engraver at the age of twelve to the Western Bank Note Company, Chicago. He worked in that city until 1870 and then journeyed to Germany to study at the Munich Academy. He remained there for seven years studying painting and etching techniques under such masters as Raab, Wagner, Lindenschmit and Von Ramberg. Shirlaw’s first paintings were exhibited there and in Paris, where he received an honorable mention in 1878.
Walter Shirlaw “Mirian & Donatello” published 1860. Work measure 3.5 by 2.5 inches, in good condition on laid paper.
Art (paintings, prints, frames)