1907 Born Walter Tandy Murch, August 17 in Toronto, Canada, to Clara Louise Tandy, a pianist and Wlater Murch, a jewelery shop keeper.
1916 Began to study the violin, continued for fifteen years.
1925-7 Studied at the ontario College of Art. Three of his teachers (Harris, Lismer and MacDonald) were part of the Canadian art group known as "The Seven".
1927-9 Visited and ended up moving to New York City. Studied at the Art Students League, notably with Arshile Gorky whom he continued to study with after leaving the Art Student League.
1930 Married Katharine Scott.
1933 Began to work as a designer at Lord and Taylor, worked for this department store for sixteen years.
1936 Met Betty Parson. Began work as a free lance commercial artist.
late 30s Became friends with Joseph Cornell.
1941 First one-person show at Betty Parson's Wakefield Gallery. Through Parsons met Barnett Newman, Teodore Stamos, Mark Rothko and Clifford Still.
1947 Second one-person show at Betty Parsons Gallery. Commisioned to do the cover for Fortune magazine. Murch was probably best known for his works such as the ones he did for Fortune and Scientific American.
1957 Third show with Betty Parsons.
1959-61 Taught at Pratt.
1961-7 Taught at Boston University.
1966 Retrospective of his work opens at Rhode Island Scholl of Design and travels to other insititutions.
1967 Died of a heart attack on December 11.