Walter Bambrook (1910-1984)
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Walter Bambrook was born on February 11, 1910 in New Mexico and lived in Albuquerque all of his life. He attended Albuquerque High School and began his art education at the University of New Mexico under the instruction of Ralph Douglas. While at UNM, Bambrook served as a printer's apprentice for the Albuquerque Journal and began his four year art training under Carl Von Hassler. After his formal art education was completed, Bambrook taught many private classes and groups at UNM, the Woman's Club and Heights Community Club.
Bambrook received his first award at the age of thirteen from a national art show at the Chicago Art Institute. During his lifetime, he received many awards from other prestigious institutions, among them the L.O.M. Sweat Memorial Museum in Portland, Maine; the Colorado Springs Museum of Fine Arts; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Santa Fe State Museum; the University of New Mexico Galleries, and the New Mexico State Fair. His paintings are also found in private collections in England, Italy, Australia, the United States and Indonesia. Bambrook continued to contribute to the New Mexico art community as the Director of New Mexico State Fair Exhibits, as a member of the New Mexico Artists' Equity, the Professional Albuquerque Artists' Guild, the Taos Art Association and the New Mexico Art League. Mr. Bambrook died on June 1, 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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