Walter Stuempfig (1914-1970)
Walter Stuempfig (1914-1970). Portrait of Francis Vargo, c.1940. Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches; 20 x 23 inches framed. Frame is a 19th century lemon gold leaf with modern linen matte. Signed lower right. Excellent condition.
Birth place: Germantown section of Phila., PA
Death place: Ocean City, NJ.
Addresses: Phila., PA; Collegeville, PA, 1938-43; NYC; Gwynedd Valley, PA, after 1949
Profession: Painter, teacher
Studied: Univ. Penn.; PAFA, 1931-34, with H. McCarter (Cresson Scholarship, 1934).
Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1933-66; AIC, 1935-45; M.H. de Young Mus., 1946 (first museum solo); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1941-53 (7 times, incl. silver medal, 1947); Durlacher Bros. Gal., NYC, 1940s-61 (solos); NAD, 1953 (prize); WMAA; Toronto AM, 1949; Walker AC, Minneapolis, 1954; R. York Gal., NYC, 1994 (solo)
Member: NIAL; Century; ANA, 1951; NA, 1953.
Work: PAFA; WMAA; PMA; MMA; AIC; CGA
Comments: Known for his landscapes of the Philadelphia area and Jersey shore. Teaching: PAFA, 1948-70.
Sources: WW40; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 2: 955; exh. cat., R. York Gal. (NYC, 1994); Falk, Exh. Record Series.