Walker, (Harold) Todd 1917-1998

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WALKER, (Harold) Todd 1917-1998

PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1917, in Salt Lake City, UT; died of cancer, September 13, 1998, in Tucson, AZ; married Betty Mae McNutt, 1944; children: Kathleen, Melanie. Education: Glendale Junior College, Glendale, CA, 1939-40; Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA, 1939-41.

CAREER: RKO Film Studios, Scenic Department, Hollywood, CA, painter, 1935-41; Tradefilms, Inc. (educational films), Hollywood, photographer, 1941-43; freelance advertising, industrial, and magazine photographer, Los Angeles, CA, 1946-51, and Beverly Hills, CA, 1951-70; independent photographer, Gainesville, FL, 1970-77, and Tucson, AZ, 1977-98. Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, instructor in photography, 1966-70; University of California Extension—Los Angeles, instructor in photography, 1969-70; California State College, Northridge, CA, associate professor of photography, 1970; University of Florida, Gainesville, associate professor of art, printmaking, and photography, 1970-77; University of Arizona, Tucson, professor of art, 1977-85, professor emeritus, 1985-98. Military service: U.S. Army Corps, 1943-45; air cadet, then flying instructor, Second Lieutenant.

AWARDS, HONORS: National Foundation for the Arts grant, 1971; Florida Council on the Arts fellowship, 1976.


Pacific Oaks Friends School, General Printing Corporation (Los Angeles, CA), 1955.

The Story of an Abandoned Shack in the Desert, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1966.

(Editor) A Few Poems by John Donne and Photographs by Todd Walker, The Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1966.

How Would It Feel to be Able to Dance like This?, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1967.

(Editor) The Causes of Love-Melancholy (excerpt from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton, 1621), The Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1968.

Twenty-seven Photographs, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1974.

For Nothing Changes . . . (excerpts from The Anatomy of Melancholy and excerpts from local news), Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1976.

A Few Notes (selected from Lesson A of Wilson's Photographics, 1881), Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1976.

Three Soliloquies, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1977.

(With Becky Gaver) A Rudimentary Guide to the Little-known Art of Photo-Silkscreen, Thumbprint Press (Gainesville, FL), 1977.

'58 Chevrolet Revisited!, Chicago Books at the Chicago Art Institute (Chicago, IL) 1977.

The Edge of the Shadow, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1977.

See, Thumbprint Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1978.


Harold T. Walker, 1939.

Aloyisius in Abstractionland, 1941.

Good Humor, 1941.

Tradefilms, 1943.

Harold Todd Walker, 1946.

Harold Todd Walker, 1950.

Eight of William Shakespeare's Sonnets & Eight of Todd Walker's Photographs, 1966.*