Photographic print collections and William Walker collection

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1941–1980, 1949–1960s

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unknown number of photographic prints and 1 file of publicity materials regarding a mural painted by high school students under William Walker’s direction for the Radiation Therapy waiting area at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital during the early 1970s.

Biographical Historical Note

William (Bill) Walker was a Chicago street artist active from the mid-19950s through the 1970s.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Chicago Public Art Group archive, Chicago Public Art Group.