Walker, Robert

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Walker, Robert

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Robert Walker was born on 6th July 1894, the son of designer Archibald Walker and Janet Rowat Walker from St Leonard's, Bearsden. His father was a designer of printed and woven textiles, with offices at 58 Renfield St., Glasgow. Robert Walker was enrolled to the 1914/14 session at The Glasgow School of Art, but joined the army instead. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

From 1918 to 1920, he returned to study Drawing & Painting and Textile Design, while also enrolled at the Royal Technical College (now University of Strathclyde). At the time of his father's death in 1936, Walker registered his address at Airlie Gardens, Hyndland (Glasgow)

His sister, watercolourist Janet Baird Walker, was also a student at The Glasgow School of Art.

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