Walter Lofthouse Dean
(1854 -1912)

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Drying Sails, Harbor Cove


With his arrival to Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1887, Walter Lofthouse Dean was among the first artists
to capture on canvas the picturesque realities of the seaport town. Dean was born in nearby Lowell,
Massachusetts and moved to Boston with his parents at a young age. He studied architecture at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology before enrolling at the Massachusetts State Normal Art School.
After a brief period of time in which he taught at Purdue University in Indiana, and then worked at a
stable in Texas, he returned to the East Coast to pursue studies in art. A fondness for painting coastal scenery
brought the young artist to Brittany, Southern Italy, and England. It was soon after his return from Europe
that he arrived in Gloucester, where he passed away in 1912.


Dean was a member of the Boston Art Club, Paint and Clay Club, Copley Society, Salmagundi Club,
and several Massachusetts North Shore Art Societies. In addition to the Boston Art Club, he exhibited with
the National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Massachusetts Charitable
Mechanics Association, and the St. Louis Exposition. One of Dean's paintings entitled Peace, by a legislative
act approved May 14, 1928, hangs in an office of the House Committee on Naval Affairs.




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