William Thompson Walters - Baltimore MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 18.606 W 076° 36.402
18S E 361478 N 4352420
Quick Description: William Thompson Walters was an American businessman and art collector, whose collection formed the basis of the Walters Art Museum.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2020 6:09:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM12RD4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 5

Long Description:
He is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore MD in Lot 36-37, Area J.
From Find A Grave: Merchant .Patron of the arts and artists such as Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) and William H Rinehart(1825-1874).William was one of the first major collectors to purchase contemporary European artists .He was also fond of Asian art. After the Civil War , William and his family returned to Baltimore and their Mount Vernon home . where once a year William would open the doors of his home and exhibit his art collection for a small fee of 50 cents , which went to charity . After his death in 1894 his art collection was bequeathed to his eldest son Henry , who expanded the collection and officially opened the Walter's Art Gallery in Baltimore ,Maryland

Date of birth: 5/23/1819

Date of death: 11/22/1894

Area of notoriety: Art

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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