Born and raised in Antigua in 1926, Frank Walter moved to England in 1954, believed partly in search of his entirely imagined aristocratic genealogical roots. In 1960, Walter toured Scotland, visiting Edinburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose among other places, in what became his life's inspiration.
Walter's art, which consumed the latter part of his life, ranged widely in subject from miniature landscapes to abstract explorations of nuclear energy and portraits, both real and imagined. But the subject he returned to again and again and again [in his art and writing] was the Scottish landscape, which clearly had a profound effect on him, as seen in the selection of paintings in the Currell Collection.
Walter's work will appear in the 2017 Venice Biennale as the anchor of the first ever pavilion for Antigua and Barbuda.
Lit: The Scotsman, www.scotsman.com; Igleby Gallery, www.inglebygallery.com
The Estate of Frank Walter is represented by Ingleby Gallery, Scotland, UK, www.inglebygallery.com