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Walter Ronald Locke
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Painter and etcher; born 1883 in Winchester, Massachusetts; pupil of Louis Kronberg and Alfred Hutty. Full name Walter Ronald Locke. Born in 1883 in Massachusetts, Locke was an American printmaker. He resided in Florida and many of his etchings are of Florida but he also made etchings in Charleston, Savannah, and other places in the United States. He studied art under Alfred Hutty. He exhibited at the Library of Congress, Society of American Etchers and was also affiliated with Associated American Artists (AAA). According to a statement from the AAA, “he spent twelve years actually living and working in the woods, without ever once coming out to a civilized center, for he loves trees and spends his summers with them in the hill country and his winters with them in the South depicting them in copper”. He was awarded First Prize in the 1938 Annual Exhibit of the St. Petersberg Art Club, as well as the 1943 and 1944 awards from the Florida Federation of Art. His works are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Binghamton Museum of Fine Arts, Butler Institute of American Art, Carnegie Museum, Cornell University, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Wesleyan University, and Yale University.