James F. Walker — Magic Realism

James F. Walker ( 1913 –1994) was an American graphic artist,twice named to the 100 Best New Talent List by Art in America. Walker was particularly noted for his mixed media surrealist images, which he called “magic realism.”Walker was also an influential teacher … “My paintings project my intense concern for, and interest in, the nature of texture surfaces within the context of meticulously rendered forms, revealing the essence of Magic Realism, a microscopic view of every infinitesimal area upon the canvas.” “A good artist paints what he sees, lives, thinks, and feels, although his finished product may not have the slightest congruency to what the ordinary person visualizes. In other words, he doesn’t invent pictures — he portrays impressions…”

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