Walter Biggs

Biggs was born in 1886 in Elliston, Virginia. He attended the prestigious New York School of Art (the Chase School) which attracted some of the most important artists of the day. Later, he was inducted into the National Illustrators' Hall of Fame, along with Norman Rockwell and Charles Dana Gibson. He taught for a number of years at the Art Student's League and the Chase School.

Roanoke College has several works by Biggs in their permanent collection, located on the right hand side of the main floor of Fintel Library. Many of these works are gifts from the artist.

Judge Priest
oil on canvas

Upon High Ground or Mountain Climbers
oil on canvas

 

 


Girl Into Woman
watercolor on paper 

Church
oil on canvas

 

 
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