1878 – 1965
Born in Siberia, Russia, Walkowitz emigrated with his mother to the United States in his early childhood. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Académie Julian in Paris. Walkowitz and his contemporaries gravitated around photographer Alfred Stieglitz’ 291 Gallery, originally titled the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, where the forerunners of modern art in America gathered and where Walkowitz’s work was exhibited.
Best known for his spirited drawings and watercolors of the innovator of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan, Walkowitz’s works have been exhibited at the MOMA in New York and many galleries and museums internationally.