From "Art and Artists in Rochester", Rochester Historical Society Publication Fund Series, Vol. XIV, by Clifford McCormick Ulp:
A number of artists, once identified with the art lifeof Rochester, sought fresh fields of endeavor and won marked success in various communities. In this group the name of Horatio Walker stands out preeminently. He was a painter of great power and his picutres of simple country life, especially, have serene beauty, and dignity.