Artist biography

Samuel E. WALLER 1850–1903

Genre and historical painter and illustrator. Born 18 June 1850 in Gloucester. Studied at Gloucester School of Art and in the office of his father, an architect; he also learnt to draw animals on his father's farm. Entered the R.A. Schools 1869. Toured in Ireland and published Six Weeks in the Saddle 1872. Joined the staff of The Graphic 1873. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1871. R.O.I. 1871. Married Mary L. Fowler, who exhibited paintings at the R.A. 1877–1917 as Mrs Waller. Died 9 June 1903 in London.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II