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Walton Barron Currier was born in Springville, Massachusetts on May 3, 1879.  After his education at Brown and Cornell Universities, Currier studied art with Arthur Dow, Eben Comins and Kenyon Cox.  By 1913 he settled in Los Angeles.  He was at one time the head of the art department of Lincoln High School there and in 1926 established the Currier Creative Art School in Santa Monica.  He died in Santa Monica on January 11, 1934.  He was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association and the California Art Club, among many other art associations.