A resident of Barrington, Elizabeth Walter has expressed her talent over a wide range of media, including: etching, silkscreen, block print, engraving, wood cuts, oil painting, and water colors.
Her early experiences in the field of art include: participation in the scholarship art lecture program at the Art Institute of Chicago for six years and illustrating for W. T. Grant Company. Amongst her many other credentials, she co-chaired the Art Awareness Program at St. Anne’s School in Barrington. The purpose of this program was to familiarize children with the great art masterpieces throughout history. In 1984 Ms. Walter was asked to teach art to the students. She started the art program for Kindergarten though eighth grade at St. Anne’s School, which she taught for five years. After that, she was an instructor at Kaleidoscope School of Art in Barrington. Elizabeth also has been a featured artist in various galleries over the years.
In addition, she has written a book, Barefoot in the Rubble, which is about her childhood experiences in Yugoslavia where she spent almost three years in Communist concentration camps.
For more than six years since her book came out Elizabeth has been speaking and book signing in different parts of the U.S. In 2002 she spoke at the University of Wales. She was named the American Legion Auxiliary 1998 Woman of the Year for writing her book.
Elizabeth firmly believes that:
“Art belongs to everyone; we all have been artists in some point in our lives. Children can draw before they can write.”