Charles Walz (1845-1911)
June 13 1845 – November 5 1911
BiographyCharles Walz immigrated to the United States between 1861 and 1863 and served in the Civil War as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. A student of the portraitist Albert Dalbey, Walz set up his studio in his residence in Allegheny City (now the North Shore of Pittsburgh) which became famous and successful for portrait painting.
Walz's works were exhibited at the Wunderly Galleries and S. Boyd &Co., as well as the Carnegie Institute Gallery (now the Carnegie Museum of Art) in Pittsburgh. He also featured in the First Annual Exhibition of the Western Pennsylvania Exhibition Society in 1899, the Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh in 1914 at the Carnegie Institute and through the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania in 1916.