Walter King

Profile Updated: November 17, 2015
Residing In: Columbus, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Judy Y Reed
Homepage: waltercking.com
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Occupation: Professor Emeritus, retired, Columbus Coll. Art and Design
Children: Daniel King, James King, Step sons Dr. Joseph Shonkwiler and Jack Shonkwiler, Grandkids (Daniel's) Elliot More…and Talula, (James') Petra, (Jack's) Brady, Addy and Bryce, Dr. Joe's Becca is full of twins due in November in Boston.
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Just retired and moved back to Tulsa. Living on the east side near 51st and Memorial by the cemetary...Am putting my studio together in the small shack in the backyard. I taught drawing, design, color and illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design beginning in 1985 after finishing my MFA at Boston University. Have been exhibiting my paintings, drawings, prints and some sculpture around the United States and abroad even longer. Took students to Europe every summer for about 12 years thru 03 Have traveled to France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, the British Isles, Croatia, Spain and Argentina. Took up sailing about 25 years ago. It's easier for a visual person to tell it with pictures so I've included a few.

School Story:

I once told Ms. Crafts that I was going to be an artist and I would never paint a verb. I became a graphic designer, illustrator and painter and have only kept one of the two promises.

I am currently recovering from a freak auto-immune disorder called Transverse Myelitis. It was triggered by a tetanus shot. I've put away the wheel chair and am up and walking on a cane. Hoped to drop the cane by Christmas. But it looks like it will be with me for a while. It has become a fashion statement. No, the cane and I are one. Its been over 5 years since TM grabbed me and it looks like I will always walk with a cane. But I'm walking...and that's saying something.

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What are you going to do for your birthday?

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Happy birthday Patty.

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Happy birthday. Hope things are going well.

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Happy birthday David.

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Posted on: Jan 28, 2016 at 11:45 AM

hey Tim, Happy Birthday dude.

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Art makes us smart. We had a great arts program at Memorial when we were there. What I learned there helped propel me forward through two art degrees and a 30 year career as an art professor at a fairly prestigious art college in central Ohio, The Columbus College of Art and Design. The Arts are a boon to society...Instead of cutting the arts whenever there is an economic turn down what if we saw the arts as a lubricating element to both culture and economy...The arts make us smarter, we think more clearly, we think deeper and we hold our gaze longer on wisdom when we've paid attention to a work of art...art ennobles us, it lifts us up from within, it causes us to see our selves at new levels. Don't just support the arts, that really doesn't accomplish much, but rather support your local artists. They are the ones who do all the work.

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Posted on: Dec 12, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Happy Birthday Adene!

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Posted on: Nov 18, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Yep, we got here last April...but have finally brought all our belongings we were able to grab on our way out a few weeks back end of Oct. So we are now here. I'm putting a studio together in the back yard...and helping Mom get her house in order.

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Steve are you in Tulsa? Happy Birthday dude.

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May 21, 2015 at 11:08 AM

I grew my beard to play Santa.

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May 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Have returned to Tulsa in retirement. Judy and I are keeping Mom and her dogs company. I'm trying to go out and do some landscapes. Settling in...it feels good to be back. never thought I'd hear myself say that. I was in such a rush to get away.

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Now that I'm back in Oklahoma I've trying to blend...some cross between Leon and Blake Shelton.
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