John Walker was born in 1939 in Birmingham, England. He studied at Birmingham College of Art from 1956 to 1960, and continued his studies at The British School in Rome (1960-61), and The Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (1961–63).
Walker was a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University (1967-1969). Awarded The Harkness Fellowship, Walker came to the United States in 1969–70 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981. In 1972 he represented Britain in the Venice Biennale.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in NY; The Phillips Collection in DC; The Tate Gallery, London; The Hayward Gallery in London; The Kunstverein, Hamburg; The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and others.
Walker was an artist-in-residence at Oxford University (1977–79), and at Monash University, Melbourne (1980).
He has taught at the Royal College in London and at Yale University.
Since 1992, He has been teaching at Boston University’s Graduate Program in Painting and Sculpture.
John Walker resides and works in Boston, Massachusetts and in South Bristol, Maine.
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