Martha Walker (Born: 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri. Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York).
Walker lived in Sweden for three years as a young girl, but moved to Brooklyn where she attended Pratt Institute majoring in drawing and sculpture, 1971-1976. She also attended the institute from 1999- 2001 for a Master in Art Education- with honors.
Martha Walker is a recognized and famous artist, and taken in by the producers of Gossip Girl when she was reffered to by a nother Brooklyn- artist. She was first time featured on the show in season 1, ep. 12 and 13 (in Rufus Humphrey ‘s gallery). But she has also been shown in later episodes.
Martha Walker, “T’Kiyyah” (Sound Of The Shofar), puddled steel 20 inches high, 18 inches wide, 12 inches deep, 2006
Martha Walker, “Hope”, 42 inches high, 18 inches wide, 18 inches deep, puddled steel, 2005
The sculpture “Hope” is inspired by a quote by Anne Frank:
“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”
The work was later purchaced by a patron and placed at the Anne Frank Center in New York.