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Nell Walker Warner
(Richardson County, Nebraska, 1891 - 1970, Carmel, California)
Nell Walker Warner was born in Richardson County, Nebraska on April first, 1891. She spent some time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, gaining education, and then graduated from Lexington College in Missouri in 1910. From there she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she studied and graduated from the Los Angeles School of Art and Design. In 1920 she married Dr. Bion Smith Warner, and the couple settled down in La Canada, California. During the 20s, Warner curated for the Tuesday Afternoon Club in Los Angeles and studied with Nicolai Fechin, Paul Laurtiz, and Fritz Werner. Warner is well known for her radiant floral still-lifes, and has been characterized as "Possibly one of the ablest painters of flower studies America has ever produced." She has also painted Californian landscapes and has several works of waves, wharves, and fishing boats from three summers spent in Maine and New England. She often traveled abroad and learned from French and Spanish masters. In 1950 she moved to Carmel, where she resided until her death in 1970.