William F. Walter, 73, a well known Washington artist and teacher died Wednesday at Sibley Memorial Hospital after suffering aneurysm.

He worked in both oils and water colors and mainly painted landscapes and seascapes. He had taught art for many years.

Born in Washington, Mr. Walter was a graduate of Central High School. He had studied at the Corcoran School of Art School under Charles Hawthorne and Lester Stevens.

During the 1930s, Mr. Wlater was an instructor at the old Abbott Art School in Washington, and later taught classes at his home in Washington.

During World War II, he did camouflage work with the Navy's Bureau of Ships.

Mr. Walter, who had won a number of awards for his work, had individaul shows at George Washington University and the Arts Club of Washington and had exhibited in other shows at Harvard University and the University of Iowa.

He had been a member of the Arts Club since 1930 and had served on its board of directors. he was a former president of the Landscape Club of Washington , former vice president of the Society of Washington Artists and a member of teh Washington Water Color Association.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn. of the home; A son, Edward P., Of Birmingham, Mich; a daughter, Diana W. Dickinson of Loretto. Va., and seven grandchildren.