Walker recently retired form the University of Virginia Hospital where he worked as a medical illustrator. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting and printmaking. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions most recently in 2012 at the McGuffey Art Center. His paintings and drawings can be found in numerous private collections.
Honorary Member of
BSMC of Charlottesville, VA
Frank Walker graduated from Lane High School in 1971 in Charlottesville, VA. Walker earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
Walker later worked in the graphics department at Fort McPherson in Atlanta before returning to Charlottesville in the late 1970s. A retired Marine hired Walker as a medical illustrator in the department of art, photography and television at the University of Virginia Medical Center. There, his attention to detail continued to serve him well. “You can’t mistakenly illustrate a body part” for medical students, for practicing physicians, surgeons and anesthetists, Walker says; the consequences can be deadly.