Painter Walter Douglas was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1868. He received his artistic training at the Arts Student League and the National Academy of Design. He was also a pupil of William Merritt Chase. Douglas was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Salon of America and the Society of Independent Painters. He exhibited extensively at well-regarded venues such as the National Academy of Design from 1893-1900, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Arts Institute of Chicago, the Boston Arts Club from 1894-1907, Salmagundi Club, the Society of Independent Artists and at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. DouglasÃs works can be found in many private and public collections including the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, the New Haven Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum and the Jersey City Museum.