Anna Grace Cole
Businessman and Art Collector, Founder of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Place of birth and childhood
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
Place of professional career
Wilmington, NC and New York, NY, where headed the Atlantic Coast Line railroad.
Walters inherited an art collection from his father which included medieval European and Asian works. He expanded the collection, seeking to make it encyclopedic in scope, and in 1909 opened the Walters Art Gallery (now the Walters Art Museum) in Baltimore, MD.
“Henry Walters,” Medieval Art and the American Public: A Digital Narrative, accessed February 28, 2021, http://medievalartus.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/6.