The Art and Life of
Walter Haskell Hinton (1886-1980)




This is the official website for the artist and illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton, operated by his family. The purpose of this site is educational, to provide information to students, collectors, historians and illustration art enthusiasts.

Please note we cannot offer advice on the value of any artwork or memorabilia. Nor do we have anything for sale. Several auction houses and illustration art dealers exist that can help you with information regarding the market for items by Walter Haskell Hinton.



The exhibition catalog
Please contact the Ewing Gallery.

Exhibit: Walter Haskell Hinton: The Golden Age Of Illustration
December 3 - January 15, 2011
The Downtown Gallery of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Downtown Gallery, Knoxville

This exhibition included working sketches and color studies as well as examples of numerous magazine cover art for Sports Afield and Outdoor Life. The exhibit covers 75 years of works by the Illustrator. Although the exhibit is closed,the Gallery is interested in touring a modified version of it. Contact Ewing Gallery for more details.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-3199 or


If you are trying to trace a copyright, in most cases for illustrations made prior to 1967, it belongs to the client who commissioned the work; rights to artwork made after 1967 and to originals that were retained by Hinton are now held by the family, unless a contract selling such rights exists.

About this site

The information on this site is based on extensive taped interviews with Hinton made during his lifetime, and on interviews with Hinton's friends, family, and collectors. Information has also been gathered from archival sources, such as census records and the files of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many images were provided by the Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, along with preliminary research data. Other images were provided by the Hinton family and from private collections. The writing was done by Jaleen Grove, with editing and assistance from Hinton family members. All text is copyright © 2010 Descendants of Walter Haskell Hinton.


Walter Haskell Hinton

Self Portrait, 1948
Oil on canvas




Outdoors magazines


Pulps & Westerns


Farm magazines


John Deere


Fairmont Railways


Washington Nat'l Ins.




Native Americans


Calendars & prints




Landscapes & fine art