Painted by George “Bucky” Walters.
Bucky Walters was born of Irish descent and reared by Irish immigrant grandparents. Bucky spent four years in combat during WWII, receiving a battlefield commission to 2nd Lieutenant after surviving two companies nearly wiped out. Following the war, he attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under Daniel Garber. Later, he studied for a year in Paris. He lived most of his life in Spring City, painting historical landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes. He was a lecturer of The Pauline Epistles and The American Revolution, a guide at both Gettysburg Battle Field and Valley Forge. He never married as he was “. . .wed to his art”. He died in his 90’s and is buried in a small church cemetery in Spring City.
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