biography of Walter MIDENER (1912)

Birth place: Germany

Addresses: Detroit, MI

Profession: Sculptor, instructor

Studied: Vereinigten Staatsschulen Fine & Applied Art; Berlin Acad., 1932-36; Wayne State Univ. (M.A., 1950).

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1941, 1948-53, 1958-60; Mich. Artists Shows, 1946-61; Modellers, Carvers, Welders, MoMA, 1949-50; Am. Sculpture, MMA, 1951; WMAA, 1950-55, Friends of Whitney Coll., 1964. Awards: Mus. Purchase Prize, Mich. Artists Show, 1950 & Founders Prize, 1952, Founders Soc.; Scarab Club Gold Medal, 1960.

Member: Scarab Club.

Work: WMAA; Detroit Inst. Art; Flint (MI) Inst. Art; House Living Judaism, New York. Commissions: portrait bust Justice Butzel, Mich. Supreme Court, 1962; mon., Temple Bethel mem. park, 1962; sculpture, Bundy Corp., Detroit, 1963; carved wood relief, Detroit Pub. Lib., 1964; hammered metal screen, Pontiac Motor Div., Gen. Motors Corp., 1968-69.

Comments: Preferred media: metal, wood, clay, bronze. Teaching: Henry Street Settlement, 1939-41; Soc. Arts & Crafts Art Sch., 1946-60s.

Sources: WW73; Falk, Exh. Record Series.