Walter Jack Duncan was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1881. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City with landscape painter John H. Twachtman, then began illustrating for the popular monthly magazines of the period: The Century Magazine, Scribner's, McClure's, and Harper's Monthly Magazine. The link, above, to Duncan connects with work done during World War I for the U.S. Army Expeditionary Force (AEF).
"Hither come unimagined ships, Cyclopean as the city." from "An Impressionist's New York" which appeared in the October 1905 issue of Scribner's Monthly Magazine. Click on all the images to enlarge them.
"One of the most spectacular things in nature is to see . . . their thousand windows suddenly aflame."
"A sailing vessel brings back all the old romance of the sea."
"Surely no race of men . . . hung dream-bridges across that water-avenue."
"A Winter picture."
Detail of the above illustration.
"These . . . quick-witted, . . . native people of every color and language under the sun."
"He will find matter for the brush in so unpromising a place as a railroad yard."