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Gayle Alan Walters

(1940-2009)

Aliases: GAW, Alan Walters

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Biography

GAW is Gayle Alan Walters (1940-2009) Folk Artist. He was known by his middle name, Alan. He was drawing and painting all his life. As a white man growing up in south Chicago, his drawings show that he very much identified with black culture. He got a college education but choose to work in mechanical maintenance on the night shift for Disney World in Orlando, FL the last twenty years of his life. He lived in a small house on the outskirts of the small town of Geneva, Florida. He would paint (using mostly house paint) on whatever was available and sculpted out of found materials. His work reflects various styles and genre' reflecting the culture of the time.

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Folk Art: American (56)